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  1. Politely Disregarded: Street Fiction, Mass Incarceration, and Critical Praxis

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    Van Orman, Karin; Lyiscott, Jamila

    2013-01-01

    Due to prevailing attitudes about the prison industrial complex and African American and Latino/Latina communities, the literary production of urban street fiction has been politely disregarded by our society. Through the use of critical praxis, utilizing urban street fiction in the classroom is a necessary and urgent act of social justice. Street…

  2. Post-dialectic: politics in postcolonial African fiction | Gaylard ...

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    Their attempt to find political agency is via a rigorous critique of the Marxist dialectic utilised by African nationalism, a critique which, at the least, extends that dialectic into a constellation of multiple dialectics and consequently defamiliarises previous notions of the political. The politics of this fiction might be described as ...

  3. Political Correctness: Background, Perspective, and Implications for Student Affairs Professionals.

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    Forney, Deanna S.

    1996-01-01

    Provides background information about the Political Correctness debate, encourages student affairs administrators to reflect on their own perceptions and actions, offers ideas and suggestions about the debate, and explores the debate's implications for student affairs staff. Is intended to promote both individual reflection and group discussions…

  4. JPRS Report:. Soviet Union, Political Affairs

    National Research Council Canada - National Science Library

    1990-01-01

    ...; REPUBLIC PARTY AND STATE AFFAIRS - Baltic Unity Efforts Assessed, Baltic Military District Loyal to USSR Law, Latvia Paramilitary Leader on Group's Role, Formation of Latvian Defense Units, Latvian...

  5. USSR Report, Political and Sociological Affairs

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    1986-01-01

    Partial Contents: Party and State Affairs, History and Philosophy, Culture, Social Issues, Regional Issues, Narcotics Trafficking, Society, Teachers, Education, Students, Construction, Traditional Weddings, Economics...

  6. JPRS Report, Soviet Union Political Affairs

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    1990-01-01

    ...) publications contain political, economic, military, and sociological news, commentary, and other information, as well as scientific and technical data and reports All information has been obtained...

  7. JPRS Report, Soviet Union, Political Affairs.

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    1990-12-28

    unmatched value of our statehood, which spans an entire millennium if one casts off ideo- logical and other stereotypes, consists in that not one of the...of the bolshevik party. However much bread, vegetables, meat, milk, sugar, clothing, footwear, heating fuel, energy, cast iron, iron and cement may...PARTY AND STATE AFFAIRS 41 each person of the means of existence with a ladle filled from the common pot, and this, selectively, depending on each

  8. "Normal" feelings in "abnormal" worlds : on the political uses of emotion in science fiction manga

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    Li, Carl Ka-hei

    2015-01-01

    Scholars such as Darko Suvin have successfully argued for science fiction (SF) as fiction that portrays political alternatives through a focus on cognitive processes. This conception of SF minimizes the importance of character emotions, which has opened it to criticism from those who argue in favor

  9. The Political Alienation of the Intellectual in Recent Zairian Fiction

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    Janice Spleth

    1991-01-01

    Full Text Available A high proportion of recent Zairian fiction features intellectuals—educators, priests, students, and professionals—as major characters who are in some way alienated from society. This study documents the extent of this occurrence in novels by Mbwil a Mpang Ngal, V. Y. Mudimbe, Bolya Baenga, and Pius Ngandu Nkashama and, at the same time, relates the situation of the intellectual as seen in these works to some of the social and political factors peculiar to Zaire's colonial history and post-independence evolution. Analyses of individual novels provide the basis for a discussion of Belgian colonial policies regarding the évolué , the ambiguous role of the African priest in the Congo, the growing corruption of the new governing elite since independence, and the ongoing political repression of intellectuals who oppose the status quo. While the characters in the works under examination suffer from different sorts of alienation, all of them are in some way victims of changes in class structure during the post-colonial period.

  10. JPRS Report, Soviet Union, Political Affairs.

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    1988-12-28

    in the course of discussing the sug- gestions which have been received that a number of the statutes in the draft laws on amendments to the Consti...half-year, the political persona of our society has changed considerably. This raises entirely new requirements for the party and requires fundamen

  11. JPRS Report, Soviet Union, Political Affairs

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    1989-08-07

    institutions. The commission also looked into the use of the Belorus- sian language in traffic signs. Taking part in the work of the commission...attempts to disseminate handwritten leaflets and political slogans of a nationalistic nature. Stating it bluntly, these are no childish pranks...checked by radar or by traffic police [GAI] post! If it is prescribed to drive at a certain speed, one should drive precisely so. In what is the

  12. 77 FR 40140 - Bureau of Political-Military Affairs; Statutory Debarment of Pratt & Whitney Canada Corporation...

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    2012-07-06

    ... of Political-Military Affairs; Statutory Debarment of Pratt & Whitney Canada Corporation Under the... Controls Compliance, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, Department of State (202) 632-2798... applicable. The period for debarment will be determined by the Assistant Secretary for Political-Military...

  13. 75 FR 50791 - Bureau of Political-Military Affairs: Directorate of Defense Trade Controls; Notifications to the...

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    2010-08-17

    ... of Political-Military Affairs: Directorate of Defense Trade Controls; Notifications to the Congress... Controls, Bureau of Political- Military Affairs, Department of State (202) 663-2861. SUPPLEMENTARY... account political, military, economic, human rights, and arms control considerations. More detailed...

  14. Emancipation in postmodernity : political thought in Japanese science fiction animation

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    Nakamura, M.

    2017-01-01

    Animation has long been overlooked as source for political thought. The aim of this thesis is to rectify this, and it will do so in two ways. First, it makes a theoretical and empirical case for animation as an intellectual source of political thought that should be used along with philosophical

  15. 77 FR 43414 - Bureau of Political-Military Affairs; Statutory Debarment Under the Arms Export Control Act and...

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    2012-07-24

    ... of Political-Military Affairs; Statutory Debarment Under the Arms Export Control Act and the... of Defense Trade Controls Compliance, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, Department of State (202... Political-Military Affairs based on the underlying nature of the violations, but will generally be for three...

  16. 78 FR 8218 - Bureau of Political-Military Affairs; Statutory Debarment Under the Arms Export Control Act and...

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    2013-02-05

    ... of Political-Military Affairs; Statutory Debarment Under the Arms Export Control Act and the... of Defense Trade Controls Compliance, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, Department of State (202... Political-Military Affairs based on the underlying nature of the violations, but will generally be for three...

  17. Political Correctness—Between Fiction and Social Reality

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    Valeri Lichev

    2017-07-01

    Full Text Available Nowadays political correctness (PC is blamed by its opponents because of a failed model of multiculturalism, an influx of migrants and the threat of terrorist acts. Obviously, a definition of tolerance given by UNESCO in 1995 has lost its meaning. In order to argue a possibility of a global ethos based on new understandings of PC, the authors refer to contemporary achievements of semiotics, hermeneutics and philosophical anthropology. We use a critical method developed in the hermeneutical tradition of P. Ricoeur, J. Kristeva, Tz. Todorov and others. Criticism is directed at (1 paradoxes of postmodern philosophical attempts for justification the idea of political correctness; (2 the way of introducing new terminology, as on a language level it leads, not to inclusion, but to exclusion, of disadvantaged people because as E. Benveniste states, the third person is rather the non-person. The conclusion is that politically correct speech should be grounded on a basis which takes into account the three persons of verb conjugation. Similar philosophical and ethical ideas can be found in works of J. Kristeva, Tz. Todorov, P. Ricoeur. An example is given for how these ideas can be implemented in the fields of film and art. This is one of the possible ways of overcoming the exclusion of disadvantaged people who are only named in politically correct terms, and not as participants, in social and political dialogue.

  18. Politics and the New African Novel: A Study of the Fiction of Francis Bebey

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    W. Curtis Schade

    1980-01-01

    From its inception African fiction has been strongly marked by political themes. In the late 1950's the virulent satire of Mongo Béti and Ferdinand Oyono stated the case against the denigration of African values inherent in all aspects of the colonial system. Their style and message subsequently gave way to novels focusing upon the drama of the transition of power at the moment of Independence. Whether optimistic or disillusioned, many of these novels featured real events and people, often th...

  19. The Symbolism of the Sun in Ghassan Kanafani's Fiction: A Political Critique

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    Shadi S. Neimneh

    2017-07-01

    Full Text Available This article explores the symbolism of the sun in Ghassan Kanafani's fiction, in particular his novella Men in the Sun (originally written and published in Arabic under the title Rijal fi al-Shams. The article argues that the sun is a naturalistic emblem standing for the harsh realities encountered by Palestinian refugees. Hence, it is employed as a political metaphor representing the "hellish" life of exiled Palestinians. In this light, the metaphorical employment of the motif of the sun serves the protest message of Kanafani's postcolonial literature of resistance. It is part of a larger project of employing gritty, harsh realism to depict a wretched world of agony, loneliness, despair, and helplessness. In Kanafani’s fiction, the sun directly figures pain, alienation and suffering, rather than hope, light, and renewal as commonly viewed in literary and mythical depictions. Instead of embodying light and birth, the sun figures loss and death in Kanafani’s fictional world. Therefore, it gives Kanafani’s fiction a mythical dimension when this fiction is viewed in its entirety. At the individual level of singular pieces, the sun underscores the realistic weight of such pieces, adding to their ideological, political and historical value. In Men in the Sun, the sun as a dominant symbol functions contra abstract metaphorical language by making the brutal realities of exile and suffering more concrete, more immediate, and more perceptible for the reader. Thus, it is a pessimistic symbol for Kanafani used to create realistic portraits of Palestinian life rather than an optimistic one as traditionally viewed.

  20. Politics and the New African Novel: A Study of the Fiction of Francis Bebey

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    W. Curtis Schade

    1980-01-01

    Full Text Available From its inception African fiction has been strongly marked by political themes. In the late 1950's the virulent satire of Mongo Béti and Ferdinand Oyono stated the case against the denigration of African values inherent in all aspects of the colonial system. Their style and message subsequently gave way to novels focusing upon the drama of the transition of power at the moment of Independence. Whether optimistic or disillusioned, many of these novels featured real events and people, often thinly disguised, and sought to give an «inside» picture of that historical moment. Other tendencies developed in the late 60's, most notably a strongly autocritical, often radical, body of fiction represented by such writers as Ousmane Sembène and Alioum Fangouré, and the more distant, philosophical study of politics and society of writers like Ahmadou Kourouma. In all of these examples the contemporary political situation, whether viewed globally or as it affected the life of a simple man, was the primary moving force within the novel. By contrast, this paper will concentrate upon the work of Francis Bebey, exemplary of another current trend, fiction which, while continuing to deal with political concerns, does so in a different light, creating different tones, using different techniques. In the three novels and one short-story studied, politics is subordinated to other concerns and is treated less reverently than heretofore. We see in the work of Bebey a re-assessment of politics and its place in the life of contemporary (African man.

  1. East Europe Report, Political, Sociological and Military Affairs

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    1984-01-01

    Partial Contents: International Affairs, Radio, Birthday Celebration, School Anniversary, Cultural Agreement, Presidents, Trade Union Bureau, Education, Olympic Committee, Ambassador, Conference, Exhibition, Campaign...

  2. Annihilating love and heterosexuality without women: Romance, generic difference, and queer politics in "Supernatural" fan fiction

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    Monica Flegel

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available This essay examines the differing generic tropes and sexual politics evident in Supernatural slash and in J2 fan fic. We argue that while some stories within Supernatural fan fiction provide happy endings to the characters that are denied them in the show's canon, dark!fic instead focuses on the intensity and exclusivity of Sam and Dean's love, thus illuminating dangers at the heart of the one-true-love trope. We also argue that RPS written within the Supernatural fan community demonstrates greater adherence to conventional romance tropes and normative sexualities, and thus reveals important ideological constructs of heteronormativity.

  3. 75 FR 13330 - Bureau of Political-Military Affairs; Statutory Debarment Under the Arms Export Control Act and...

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    2010-03-19

    ... of Political-Military Affairs; Statutory Debarment Under the Arms Export Control Act and the...: Lisa Studtmann, Director, Office of Defense Trade Controls Compliance, Bureau of Political-Military... period for debarment will be determined by the Assistant Secretary for Political-Military Affairs based...

  4. 75 FR 37520 - Bureau of Political-Military Affairs: Directorate of Defense Trade Controls; Notifications to the...

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    2010-06-29

    ... of Political-Military Affairs: Directorate of Defense Trade Controls; Notifications to the Congress... Controls, Bureau of Political- Military Affairs, Department of State (202) 663-2861. SUPPLEMENTARY... license the export of these items having taken into account political, military, economic, human rights...

  5. 76 FR 30751 - Bureau of Political-Military Affairs: Directorate of Defense Trade Controls; Notifications to the...

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    2011-05-26

    ... of Political-Military Affairs: Directorate of Defense Trade Controls; Notifications to the Congress... Controls, Bureau of Political- Military Affairs, Department of State (202) 663-2861. SUPPLEMENTARY... taken into account political, military, economic, human rights and arms control considerations. More...

  6. Fictional and real-world revolutionary heroes in the history of psychiatric politics.

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    Zimmermann, Martina

    2012-12-01

    This article analyzes, firstly, how the representation of the psychiatric institution in Ken Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest pioneered criticism regarding asylum politics during the 1950s and, secondly, how the reactions of R.D. Laing, an influential psychiatrist-critic of the time, impacted changes of asylum politics, as seen through his autobiographical considerations in Wisdom, Madness and Folly that were published in 1985. The key aim of this work is to compare the ability of a satirizing, fictional piece of writing and a medically focused, nonfictional work of criticism to influence a movement that extended during the 1960s and the 1970s, indeed shaping health care policies in the 1980s and the 1990s as well as our present-day view on institutional management.

  7. Political Corruption and the Media: The Tangentopoli Affair.

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    Giglioli, Pier Paolo

    1996-01-01

    Examines the role of the media in the social construction of the Tangentopoli affair. Originally perceived as a minor scandal involving kickbacks on a cleaning contract, Tangentopoli became a rallying cry for reform, and seriously affected the 1994 Italian elections. Includes graphical analysis of media coverage. (MJP)

  8. The Dark Side of British Horror Fiction: Politics, Taboos and Censorship

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    Alberto Lázaro

    2017-12-01

    Full Text Available Nearly two and a half centuries have passed since the first British Gothic novels began to attract attention with their pages full of monstrous characters, excessive violence, explicit sexual content and all kinds of horrific scenes. For the most part, the reception of this type of literature has been very positive, though not exempt from controversies. This paper seeks to show how, beyond the alluring mystery, inventive plots and attraction of the dark side, British horror fiction appeals to the reader’s inner desires and imagination by means of transgressive political, religious or sexual contents that often defy taboos and social decorum. To illustrate this argument, three well-known authors and texts from three different periods will be discussed: Matthew Gregory Lewis’s The Monk (1796, Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu’s “Carmilla” (1872 and Anthony Burgess’s A Clockwork Orange (1962.

  9. Political Correctness and Its Challenge to Student Affairs.

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    Halstead, Scott M.

    1995-01-01

    Addresses speech codes, admissions policies, and curriculum reform as areas of great debate and complication as they relate to political correctness (PC). Although its main goal has been to increase diversity awareness on campus, the author posits PC has taken a superficial approach to complex debates. (JBJ)

  10. East Europe Report: Political, Sociological and Military Affairs.

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    1984-01-23

    rapeseed and sugar beets . Unfortunately, the growth was smaller than it could have been, mainly due to the imperfect structure of farms, lack of labor...connection I should note, for example,,the extensive modernization program of the American strategic nuclear forces, the Rogers plan for improving ...an example. The philosophical and political interpretation of some of the results in biology, genetics or ethology have been debated for a fairly

  11. The Interaction of the Individual's Social Environment, Attention and Interest, and Public Affairs Media Use on Political Knowledge Holding.

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    Pettey, Gary R.

    1988-01-01

    Examines the interplay between an individual's social environment and the individual's own motivations for political knowledge, such as political interest and attention to public affairs media. Finds that the perception of one's social environment made a significant contribution to the respondent's level of political knowledge. (MS)

  12. Science diplomacy: Investigating the perspective of scholars on politics-science collaboration in international affairs.

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    Fähnrich, Birte

    2017-08-01

    Science diplomacy is a widely practiced area of international affairs, but academic research is rather sparse. The role of academia within this field of politics-science interaction has hardly been considered. This article analyzes this scholarly perspective: Based on a literature review, a case study of a German science diplomacy program is used to explore objectives, benefits, and constraints of science diplomacy for participating scholars. While political approaches suggest an ideal world where both sides profit from the collaboration, the findings of the case study point to another conclusion which shows that the interaction of scholars and officials in science diplomacy is far more complex. Thus, the contribution is regarded as both a useful starting point for further research and for a critical reflection of academics and politicians in science diplomacy practice to gauge what can be expected from the collaboration and what cannot.

  13. The Interaction of Social Motivation, Attention and Interest, and Public Affairs Media Use on Political Knowledge Holding.

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    Pettey, Gary R.

    Examining the relationships among social motivations, media use, and levels of political knowledge, a study (1) measured the unique contribution of social motivations beyond simple exposure and individual motivations, (2) tested for interactions between social and individual motivations and public affairs exposure, and (3) examined the interactive…

  14. Edibles and Other Offerings to Readers: The Politics of Gender and Food in Narrative Fiction

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    Colăcel Onoriu

    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available From the perspective of an apparently absent author, the rhetorical commonplaces of womanhood and nourishment are mentioned in the novels of Margaret Atwood, The Edible Woman (1969, and of Jillian Medoff, Hunger Point (2002. Although traditionally relegated to contextualizing devices, the unfolding of events makes a riddle out of cooking and eating for the purpose of dramatic effect. Reporting on what might come across as domestic chores points to the topicality of food intake as well as to all the drama eating disorders entail. In the background of events, the ‘whodunit’ and the ‘kitchen sink drama’ come together into one unlikely story. The benefits of hindsight make it possible to argue that celebrated feminist novels of the past century, i.e. The Edible Woman, provided later 21st century fiction, i.e. Hunger Point, with something more than narrative emphasis on binary gender relations. I find that the gender-roles debate, as recorded in Atwood’s work, gained enough cultural momentum to prove the ready availability of the image of the nurturing female throughout the 20th century and beyond. As far as feminist fictions are concerned, over/under-feeding is always somewhere in the background, if not what drives the plot forward. Commonly, distress among fictional characters, mostly women, is linked to body weight and dieting in ways that threaten to relegate, possibly once and for good, the notions of women and food to the realm of melodrama, as it is the case with Hunger point.

  15. Identity Politics: the Private Eye (“I”) in Walter Mosley’s Detective Fiction1

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    Goeller, Alison D.

    2017-01-01

    Mosley’s Easy Rawlins series follows the hard-boiled tradition but also shares with much ethnic fiction strategies for exposing social and economic disparities in the U. S. Crime thus becomes a metaphor for all that is wrong in America, a vehicle for critiquing injustice based on racial discrimination.Moreover, Mosley’s reluctant sleuth is also engaged in a more important mystery: who he is and where he wants to be in a society that does not value him, a society that makes black men invisible...

  16. Make me a (WoMan. Make me a Cyborg. An approach to the political power of mythic fictions from the feminist art

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    Remedios Zafra

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available What is possible in contemporary identity construction from a mythical fiction such as the Cyborg? What is possible from the idea for new forms of production and subjective emancipation? This article proposes a critical and feminist approach to the dimensions and political powers of mythic figurations in the Western culture brought into conversation with Donna Haraway's fictional Cyborg. From materialist myth, a productive feminist, socialist, and desiring creature emerged, the Cyborg operating as political-poetic fiction, as a creature of social reality (symbolic and fiction (invented that acts as an ecstatic speaker that allows us to speak next ourselves. For this discussion we propose different lines of argument from philosophy, anthropology and especially artistic practice, comparing Western mythic figurations that supported the symbolic creation of the material and the human, and under the implicit motivation of "pain" that operates in our cultural myths and constrained identities. This reflection will be organized on the following ideas: 1. The male as human and the female sexed in mythic figurations. 2. The technical design of the human and the mythical construction of the abject. 3. Posthuman construction and the rhetorical cyborg from feminist art. It is in this last section where we want to suggest the usual ways of doing feminist art and identify the mythic ideation of figurations among them, from the consideration that creative and technological spaces of representation and artificiality, are like art and fiction which allow us to visualize better, but mostly live the contradictions of enunciation and dynamic instabilities, as when we face stereotypical identity. To tolerate and reflect on these contradictions is possible in the territory of artificiality. And it is in this privileged setting of art and technology where feminist artists have acted as prominent iconoclastic interpreters of these times and culture.

  17. Fashoda: Turning Point in Anglo-French Relations: a Study in Military-Political Affairs.

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    1976-01-01

    Ministere des Affaires Etrang~res, Documents diplomrtiques frangais, 1871-1914 (1st series, 16 volumes, Paris: amprimerin N tioial , 1929-59), XII, no. 152...Minister of Finance Paul Peytral Minister of Foreign Affairs Th~ophile Delcasse Minister of Justice M. Lebret Minister of War Charles-Louis de Freycinet...Michel’s La Mission Marchand is a precise examination of the financing , orga- nization, and support of the Marchand Expedition, as well as its progress, mile

  18. 76 FR 78958 - Bureau of Political Military Affairs: Directorate of Defense Trade Controls; Notifications to the...

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    2011-12-20

    ... prepared to license the export of these items having taken into account political, military, economic... to the sale of M4 Carbines to the Ministry of Defense of Malaysia. The United States Government is prepared to license the export of these items having taken into account political, military, economic...

  19. Translations on Eastern Europe, Political, Sociological, and Military Affairs, Number 1438

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    1977-08-29

    Interpreted by Salapa (Ilie Salapa; ERA SOCIALISTA, Jul 77) ®+ YUGOSIAVIA Political Activity of Believers Urged at Religious Conference ( Mirko Galic...Zagreb VUS in Serbo-Croatian 11 Jun 77 pp 12-13 [Article by Mirko Galic: "The Door Is Closed to No One"] [Text] "The political uplifting of man

  20. Fictional names and fictional discourse

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    Panizza, Chiara

    2017-01-01

    [eng] In this dissertation I present a critical study of fiction, focusing on the semantics of fictional names and fictional discourse. I am concerned with the issue of whether fictional names need to refer, and also with the related issue of whether fictional characters need to exist, in order to best account for our linguistic practices involving fictional names. Fictional names like ‘Sherlock Holmes’, ‘Anna Karenina’, ‘Emma Woodhouse’ and ‘Don Quixote of La Mancha’ ordinarily occur in diff...

  1. Translations on Eastern Europe, Political, Sociological and Military Affairs, Number 1600

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    1978-10-23

    Hungary Poland X_ Romania Yugoslavia Propaganda Political Science Sociology Military Organizations 17b. Identifiers ’Open-Ended Terms 17c...Conference are our ideQlpgica|* politica ^ a<^|ev^mfnfcs. Such a conclusion is brilliantly confirmed! Vjr the sucrclsses achieved this year in combat...their own creative thought. Positive changes have also occurred in mass political work and lecture propaganda . The care of the commanders and

  2. Translations on Eastern Europe Political, Sociological and Military Affairs No. 1587

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    1978-09-21

    becomes reality if all people live up to their task and defend it—be they Christians or non-christians." The for- eign guests included Metropolitan Paul...political orientation, a prerequisite for illegal poli- tical activity. Today I can operate politically in an open and legal way since not only my...34 and " legal - ized borders" for Israel; — Provision of a "homeland" for the Palestinians. These concepts were put forward at a time when, thanks to

  3. Slash Fiction

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    Trinkewitz, Zdeněk

    2013-01-01

    This thesis summarises the current theoretical background of reinterpretations of media texts written in slash fiction genre. Slash fiction develops homosocial and relational plot motifs contained in popular movies, series and books into homosexual subplots among particular characters. The thesis highlights the problematic nature when studying slash fiction on the basis of fictions and presents theoretical approaches that might deepen understanding of the phenomenon in researching audience an...

  4. Listen to us! Regional and local public affairs in the Dutch and European political arena

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    Figee, Edward Leopold

    2017-01-01

    The research in this dissertation is focused on the question what processes decentralized governments (i.e., municipalities and provinces) have to overcome in order to intervene in the Dutch and European political arena and to acquire attention for their interests. In the introduction (ch. 1) PA is

  5. Limitations and Implications of Product-, Sales- and Market-Oriented Political Parties: Evidence for Public Affairs

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    Ormrod, Robert P.

    2011-01-01

    This paper provides the first literature review of work using Lees-Marshment’s product-oriented party (POP), salesoriented party (SOP) and market-oriented party (MOP) process models with the aims of assessing the models’ usefulness to academics, practitioners and educators. This is motivated......’ to the SOP and POP process models, and that educators can use the process models to introduce political marketing before moving on to more comprehensive models....

  6. Translations on Eastern Europe Political, Sociological, and Military Affairs, Number 1366

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    1977-03-18

    Frankfurt Gera Chairman: Uschkamp, Irma, 47 years old, graduate economist Scheler, Manfred, 47 years old, graduate political scientist Gothe ...temporary literature , especially prose, offers the spectacle of -struggle for the establishment of the preeminence of the typical person, without...veracity. Good literature is truthful, even if it is not true. I said "even if" since this syntagm hides or preserves a chance, that of contradiction

  7. U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Political Transformation in Occupation: Lustration and Recasting Society

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    2017-06-09

    operations in April 2003, and inflamed the tense sectarian and social landscape already present in Iraq long before the execution of combat...study focuses on recasting of society through the educational system, and reshaping the political landscape by lustrating and vetting of key leaders...described the frame of mind of other occupation leaders likely all had, and described conceptually, “ Spanish Barmens, Dutch

  8. Translations on Eastern Europe. Political, Sociological, and Military Affairs, Number 1461

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    1977-10-17

    traditional and other social determinants. This at once amounts to a strict rejection of such theories as, for instance, advocated by Kelsen , in his "Pure...1975, pp 334 ff. 5. As to the pure law doctrine, H. Kelsen would like it understood as "a pure law theory, that is to say, cleansed of all political...ideology and all natural science elements" (cf. H. Kelsen , "Reine Rechtslehre," Vienna, 1960, preface). For a criticism of Kelsen’s legal positivism

  9. Translations on Eastern Europe, Political, Sociological and Military Affairs, Number 1601

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    1978-10-25

    not only the political or legal solution of the problem, but in the first place the creation of a solid material basis for friendship and...society. The Soviet Constitution empha- sizes that "on the basis of rapprochement of all classes and social strata, on the basis of the legal and actual...state." In the summer of 1964 his release was negotiated. He was a guest professor at the Insti- tute of German Studies at Bloomington in 1972/73 and

  10. 76 FR 20800 - Bureau of Political-Military Affairs: Directorate of Defense Trade Controls; Notifications to the...

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    2011-04-13

    ... could cause competitive harm to the United States firm concerned. Sincerely, Miguel E. Rodriguez Acting... firm concerned. Sincerely, Miguel E. Rodriguez Acting Assistant Secretary, Legislative Affairs March 18..., Miguel E. Rodriguez Acting Assistant Secretary, Legislative Affairs March 11, 2011 (Transmittal Number...

  11. JPRS Report Political Affairs.

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    1990-09-19

    some unremunerative program, he was not eager to return home. He avoided his icy den for our cozy embassy, where he gave English lessons to Soviet...acquainted with the mysteries of Soviet psychiatry, have risen in the ranks.... In my conversations with these people I have frequently been asked: You

  12. JPRS Report Political Affairs.

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    1990-09-24

    generations deceived in, and dissatisfied with some- thing—courageous and weak, wistful and restless, charming and tired, miserable and happy, a Don ... Quixote and a Shakespearean grave-digger. The literary and intellectual culture of this time frequently turned to the memory—more precisely—to the

  13. Gedanken fictions

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    Gardner, Kate

    2017-07-01

    The 14 pairs of short story and essay in Thought X: Fictions and Hypotheticals have at their root the concept that thought experiments in science and philosophy tell stories as they build a scenario to prove a point.

  14. Science Fiction on Film.

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    Burmester, David

    1985-01-01

    Reviews science fiction films used in a science fiction class. Discusses feature films, short science fiction films, short story adaptations, original science fiction pieces and factual science films that enrich literature. (EL)

  15. Between Local and Global Politics of Memory: Transnational Dimensions of Holocaust Remembrance in Contemporary Serbian Prose Fiction and Film

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    Stijn Vervaet

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available Serbia joined the ITF (Task Force for International Cooperation on Holocaust Education, Remembrance and Research in 2011. This resulted in increased institutional efforts to pay more attention to Holocaust education and commemoration. However, critics have observed that many of these state-supported initiatives use the Holocaust to conceal the state’s role as perpetrator or accomplice in mass war crimes and genocide committed during the Second World War and during the Yugoslav wars of the 1990s. Against this backdrop, I discuss two recent Serbian Holocaust novels, Ivan Ivanji’s Man of Ashes (2006 and Zoran Penevski’s Less Important Crimes (2005, and Goran Paskaljević’s film When Day Breaks (2012. I argue that Holocaust memory in these works does not function as a ‘screen memory’ – one memory that covers up or suppresses other, undesired memories – but as a prism through which memories of the recent Yugoslav past as well as stories of present injustice, which the dominant political elites and mainstream society would prefer to forget or not to see, are filtered and brought to light. Ivanji, who is well acquainted with the politics of memory both in Germany and Serbia, also reflects critically upon the current globalization of Holocaust remembrance, thus providing feedback on the possibilities and limits of the memorial culture stimulated by the ITF.

  16. 75 FR 18937 - Bureau of Political-Military Affairs: Directorate of Defense Trade Controls; Notifications to the...

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    2010-04-13

    ... having taken into account political, military, economic, human rights and arms control considerations... the transfer of these items having taken into account political, military, economic, human rights and... political, military, economic, human rights and arms control considerations. More detailed information is...

  17. Corporate Fictions

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    Staunæs, Dorthe; Søndergaard, D. M.

    2006-01-01

    The article describes a particular strategy of communication called a social science fiction. The strategy was taken up following an empirical research project on gender and management, in order to communicate results to the company's managers and Human Resource Staff. The research results showed...... fiction was the kind of narrative therapy, which aims to reconfigure the problem in focus by a process of externalisation that allows a reconstruction and retelling of the issue. The article describes how three cultural mechanisms in the company were condensed into three imaginary figures: Mr. Corporate...

  18. Can Organizations Learn without Political Leadership? The Case of Public Sector Reform among South African Home Affairs Officials

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    Segatti, Aurelia; Hoag, Colin Brewster; Vigneswaran, Darshan

    2012-01-01

    This paper deals with the transformation of “institutional culture” in bureaucratic agencies. This is explored in the context of post-Apartheid South African public sector reform, and more particularly that of migration management within the Department of Home Affairs (DHA). The paper assesses...

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    ... Netherlands, Thailand, Chile, and Malaysia for the manufacture and sale of the Goalkeeper Gun Mount. The... political, military, economic, human rights, and arms control considerations. More detailed information is... the export of these items having taken into account political, military, economic, human rights, and...

  20. Science Fiction at the Far Side of Technology

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    Johansen, Mikkel Willum

    2017-01-01

    . Further, those with a concern for the future may find inspiration in what a study of the politics and ethics of science fiction can tell us about the moral and political dilemmas of our own time. Although this book is more likely to be picked up by someone who already has an interest in science fiction...

  1. Fictional Inquiry

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    Dindler, Christian; Iversen, Ole Sejer

    At designe i en fortællemæssig ramme giver brugere og designere mulighed for i fællesskab at udforske fremtidens it-anvendelser. Metoden hedder Fictional Inquiry, og den motiverer brugerne til at tænke ud over dagligdagens begrænsninger og sætte ord på ting i hverdagen, som ellers er svære...

  2. The World of Science Fiction.

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    Schwartz, Sheila

    1971-01-01

    Science fiction is discussed from the following standpoints: What Is Science Fiction?; The History of Science Fiction; and The Themes of Science Fiction. A list of films, books, and records about science fiction is given. (DB)

  3. Political goals during liquidation of masonic organizations by Joint State Political Directorate – People's Commissariat of Internal Affairs in USSR in the 1920s–1930s

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    Ermakov V.A.

    2017-04-01

    Full Text Available this research is dedicated to the political specificity of elimination of «masonic underground organization» by soviet special forces in USSR. The issue of relations between communist movements with political masonry was also considered in the article. It appears that in the beginning of 1920s «freemasons» planned prospects in cooperation with Bolsheviks, while having hidden goal to «cover» Soviet government with masonic ideas. Masons of 1920s were quite satisfied with Bolshevism as a weapon to eradicate Russian national self-awareness and its Orthodox religion. Liquidation process of masonic underground, which started in 1925, was conditioned by inner-party strife between «Stalinists», conducting anti-masonic and anti-Zionist campaigns, and «Trotskyists», who appeared to be a weapon of international masonic politics in Soviet Russia. Authors conclude that liquidation of occult-masonic underground in USSR had several political goals: covering communist party leaders' masonic past, elimination masons as potential western secret service agents, threatening conservative intelligentsia, exposure masonic people from the environment of Soviet officials and cultural elites, extermination masonic alternative of communistic ideology and preparation of «grand terror» against «Lenin's guard».

  4. Ethical Design Fiction

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    Jensen, Thessa; Vistisen, Peter

    2017-01-01

    In this paper we examine how ethical challenges can be approached in and through design fiction. To do so, we develop a new framework for analysis as well as creation of design fictions. Our main focus will be on design fiction within a strategical setting, connecting the notion of design fiction...

  5. Teaching Science Fiction by Women.

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    Donawerth, Jane

    1990-01-01

    Reviews the 200-year-old tradition of women science fiction authors. Discusses the benefits of teaching science fiction written by women. Describes 5 science fiction short stories and 5 science fiction novels suitable for high school students. (RS)

  6. Science in Science Fiction.

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    Allday, Jonathan

    2003-01-01

    Offers some suggestions as to how science fiction, especially television science fiction programs such as "Star Trek" and "Star Wars", can be drawn into physics lessons to illuminate some interesting issues. (Author/KHR)

  7. Contemporary American Physics Fiction.

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    Friedman, Alan J.

    1979-01-01

    Discusses the works by six contemporary American novelists that illustrate the current state of "physics fiction." The discussed examples of physics fiction ranged from the fluent and frequent inclusion of the casual, to the elaborate systems of physics metaphors. (GA)

  8. Politeness

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    Henri Bergson

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available This is the English translation of a speech Bergson made at Lycée Henri-IV on July 30, 1892. This is an interesting text because it anticipates Bergson’s last book, his The Two Sources of Morality and Religion. Like the distinction in The Two Sources between the open and the closed, “Politeness” defines its subject matter in two ways. There is what Bergson calls “manners” and there is true politeness. For Bergson, both kinds of politeness concern equality. Manners or material politeness amount to the ritualized greetings and formalities by means of which we usually define politeness. Unfortunately and like The Two Sources, Bergson attributes this formalized relation to other human beings with primitive and “inferior races.” Nevertheless, Bergson sees in these formalities an attempt, in the name of equality, to ignore other people’s talents and merits so that one can dominate morally superior people. In contrast, true politeness or “spiritual politeness” consists in “intellectual flexibility.” When one meets a person of superior morality, one is flexible in one’s relation to him or her; one abandons the formalities in order to really live her life and think her thoughts. Here we find equality too: “what defines this very polite person is to prefer each of his friends over the others, and to succeed in this way in loving them equally.” After making a comparison to dance, Bergson defines spiritual politeness as “a grace of the mind.” Since both kinds of politeness concern equality, Bergson associates both with justice. However, beyond these two kinds of politeness and justice there is “politeness of the heart,” which concerns charity. In order to indicate politeness of the heart, Bergson describes the kind of person, a sensitive person, who anxiously awaits a word of praise in order to feel good about herself but who also, when she hears a word of reproach, is thrown into sadness. Although Bergson calls the

  9. Jordan Krall's speculative fiction

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    Doubinsky, Sebastien

    2017-01-01

    Jordan Krall is one of the most interesting writers in American speculative fiction. This article studies the way Krall redefines the tropes and frames of classical dystopian fiction and references, turning them into an idiosyncratic construction.......Jordan Krall is one of the most interesting writers in American speculative fiction. This article studies the way Krall redefines the tropes and frames of classical dystopian fiction and references, turning them into an idiosyncratic construction....

  10. Science Fiction & Scientific Literacy

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    Czerneda, Julie E.

    2006-01-01

    The term "science fiction" has become synonymous, in the media at least, for any discovery in science too incredible or unexpected for the nonscientist to imagine. One of the most common classroom uses of science fiction is for students to pick out flaws in science fiction movies or television shows. Unfortunately, this approach can result in…

  11. Computers in Science Fiction.

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    Kurland, Michael

    1984-01-01

    Science fiction writers' perceptions of the "thinking machine" are examined through a review of Baum's Oz books, Heinlein's "Beyond This Horizon," science fiction magazine articles, and works about robots including Asimov's "I, Robot." The future of computers in science fiction is discussed and suggested readings are listed. (MBR)

  12. First a hero of science and now a martyr to science: the James Watson Affair - political correctness crushes free scientific communication.

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    Charlton, Bruce G

    2008-01-01

    In 2007 James D. Watson, perhaps the most famous living scientist, was forced to retire from his position and retreat from public life in the face of international mass media condemnation following remarks concerning genetically-caused racial differences in intelligence. Watson was punished for stating forthright views on topics that elite opinion has determined should be discussed only with elaborate caution, frequent disclaimers, and solemn deference to the currently-prevailing pieties. James Watson has always struck many people as brash; however this blunt, truth-telling quality was intrinsic to his role in one of the greatest scientific discoveries. Much more importantly than 'good manners', Watson has consistently exemplified the cardinal scientific virtue: he speaks what he understands to be the truth without regard for the opinion of others. The most chilling aspect of the Watson Affair was the way in which so many influential members of the scientific research community joined the media condemnation directed against Watson. Perhaps the most egregious betrayal of science was an article by editorialists of the premier UK scientific journal Nature. Instead of defending the freedom of discourse in pursuit of scientific truth, Nature instead blamed Watson for being 'crass' and lacking 'sensitivity' in discussing human genetic differences. But if asked to choose between the 'sensitive' editors of Nature or the 'crass' genius of James D. Watson, all serious scientists must take the side of Watson. Because when a premier researcher such as Watson is hounded from office by a vicious, arbitrary and untruthful mob; all lesser scientists are made vulnerable to analogous treatment at the whim of the media. A zealous and coercive brand of 'political correctness' is now making the biological truth of human genetic differences intolerably difficult to discover and discuss in US and UK. This needs to change. My hope is that truth will prevail over political correctness and

  13. Portrait of a pragmatic conservative: Senator James A. McClure of Idaho and the politics of United States energy and Middle Eastern affairs, 1967--1990

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    Woods-Davis, Wilma

    This dissertation examines the political career of Senator James A. McClure as it relates to United States energy policy and Middle Eastern affairs, 1967-1990 and within the context of the modern (post-World War II) conservative movement. A pragmatic conservative, McClure sought a balance between the extremes of issues, especially as they related to energy and United States foreign policy toward the Arab-Israeli conflict in the Middle East. More often than not, this quiet senator from Idaho was the voice of reason and moderation, carefully analyzing all sides of the issue before submitting his views on the subject. His approach to energy policy represents his conservative expression of policy, while his approach to the Arab-Israeli conflict in the Middle East demonstrates his moderation, reason, and pragmatism. He called for a national energy plan that would promote domestic production of natural energy resources, energy conservation, and peace in the Middle East. He early warned that if the United States did not develop a comprehensive energy policy, the nation would soon face energy shortages. His cautionary statements went unnoticed until the first energy crisis in 1973 and 1974. Although McClure did not support reliance on imported oil to meet energy demand, he did advocate a change in direction in foreign policy. The United States must take a more even-handed approach to the Arab-Israeli conflict and consider the Arab position too in the historic debate. He continually urged a pro-Israeli congress to rethink its policies in this area. In addition to his senate duties, McClure acted as an unofficial goodwill ambassador to many of the Arab leaders in the Middle East. He made at least nine trips to the Middle East to discuss issues of energy, trade, peace, and war. He developed a working rapport with some Arab leaders, and did much to enhance the United States image in the region. He did this at a time in American history when Congress and the public were slow to

  14. Ethical Design Fiction

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    Jensen, Thessa; Vistisen, Peter

    2017-01-01

    In this paper we examine how ethical challenges can be approached in and through design fiction. To do so, we develop a new framework for analysis as well as creation of design fictions. Our main focus will be on design fiction within a strategical setting, connecting the notion of design fiction...... to the design process within large corporations as well as strategic design and decision making. Three cases are presented to support our findings. The final contribution will be the design fiction framework found in the conclusion....

  15. Representations of Political Power in African Writing | Bayer ...

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    Yet, the logic of politics and its textual representations are far from homogeneous within the post-colonial text corpus, especially when fictional and non-fictional writings are compared. Out of such a comparison of some African writers arises legitimate questions as to the function of politics in their fictional writing, as well as ...

  16. Food irradiation: Facts or fiction?

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    Loaharanu, P.

    1990-01-01

    Food irradiation is at a political crossroad. In one direction, it is moving forward supported by overwhelming scientific evidence of its safety and benefits to economy and health. In the opposite direction, it threatens to be derailed by misleading claims about its safety and usefulness. Whether people will ultimately benefit from the use of irradiation to help fight serious food problems, or whether they will allow the technology to go to waste, will be determined by how successful people are in separating the facts from the fiction of food irradiation

  17. Special science-fiction (Science Fiction Special).

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    Francais dans le Monde, 1985

    1985-01-01

    An issue devoted to the use of science fiction in the French language classroom discusses such topics as the development of the genre, literary techniques, themes, imagery, sociolinguistic elements, and potential classroom activities. (MSE)

  18. Fictional Separation Logic

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    Jensen, Jonas Buhrkal; Birkedal, Lars

    2012-01-01

    , separation means physical separation. In this paper, we introduce \\emph{fictional separation logic}, which includes more general forms of fictional separating conjunctions P * Q, where "*" does not require physical separation, but may also be used in situations where the memory resources described by P and Q...... overlap. We demonstrate, via a range of examples, how fictional separation logic can be used to reason locally and modularly about mutable abstract data types, possibly implemented using sophisticated sharing. Fictional separation logic is defined on top of standard separation logic, and both the meta...

  19. Chinese court case fiction

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    Hansen, Kim Toft

    2011-01-01

    breathed the breath of life into it? The usual answer is that crime fiction, in fact, was invented by Poe, but another counter-view is that China – at that point – had had a long narrative tradition for stories about crime and detection. The socalled gongan genre – court case fiction – was probably...... established as early as the 6th Century AD, whereas the first substantial evidence of the tradition is from 13th Century and the first Chinese crime fiction novels were written during the 17th Century. This article is, then, a corrective for the international history of crime fiction based on numerous...

  20. Science and Science Fiction

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    Oravetz, David

    2005-01-01

    This article is for teachers looking for new ways to motivate students, increase science comprehension, and understanding without using the old standard expository science textbook. This author suggests reading a science fiction novel in the science classroom as a way to engage students in learning. Using science fiction literature and language…

  1. Building Collections: Science Fiction

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    Krapp, JoAnn Vergona

    2005-01-01

    Fantasy and science fiction are two genres that are products of imagination. Both present alternate worlds governed by their own laws and values, but it is the plausibility of events in each world that sets the two apart. In fantasy, events happen by magic or inexplicable means. In science fiction, events could happen based on advanced…

  2. The Future as Fiction.

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    Jennings, Lane

    Because good future studies and good fiction have a great deal in common, futurists need to recognize and apply the skills of word artists from all genres, particularly novelists and short-story writers. One form of science fiction that futurists could use is the scenario, which is an exploration of an alternative future. A good scenario should be…

  3. Amateur mythographies: Fan fiction and the myth of myth

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    Ika Willis

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available This paper draws on classical scholarship on myth in order to critically examine three ways in which scholars and fans have articulated a relationship between fan fiction and myth. These are (1 the notion of fan fiction as a form of folk culture, reclaiming popular story from corporate ownership; (2 the notion of myth as counterhegemonic, often feminist, discourse; (3 the notion of myth as a commons of story and a universal story world. I argue that the first notion depends on an implicit primitivizing of fan fiction and myth, which draws ultimately on the work of Gottfried von Herder in the 18th century and limits our ability to produce historically and politically nuanced understandings of fan fiction. The second notion, which is visible in the work of Henry Jenkins and Constance Penley, is more helpful because of its attention to the politics of narration. However, it is the third model of myth, as a universal story world, where we find the richest crossover between fan fiction's creative power and contemporary classical scholarship on myth, especially in relation to Sarah Iles Johnston's analysis of hyperserial narrative. I demonstrate this through some close readings of fan fiction from the Greek and Roman Mythology fandom on Archive of Our Own. I conclude the paper by extending Johnston's arguments to show that fan-fictional hyperseriality, specifically, can be seen as mythic because it intervenes not only in the narrative worlds of its source materials but also in the social world of its telling.

  4. Radical Homemaking in Contemporary American Environmental Fiction

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    Kristin J. Jacobson

    2018-01-01

    Ursula K. Heise in ‘Ecocriticism and the Transnational Turn in American Studies’ critiques ‘the portrayal of multicultural and sometimes transnational nuclear families as the narrative solution to environmental and political problems’ (Heise, 2008: 383). This essay places Heise’s critique of the ‘ecological family romance’ in conversation with three other ecological domestic fictions: T. C. Boyle’s 'A Friend of the Earth' (2000), Jonathan Franzen’s 'Freedom' (2010), and Barbara Kingsolver’s '...

  5. Chemistry and Science Fiction

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    Stocker, Jack H.

    1998-11-01

    This lively collection looks at science as filtered through literature, film, and television. It discusses classic works in science fiction and provides an in-depth look at the chemistry depicted in popular culture, particularly in Start Trek , Star Wars , and Doctor Who . It includes an examination by Nebula Award winner Connie Willis of how science fiction authors use science, and reprints two tongue-in-cheek short stories by Isaac Asimov. The book also includes suggestions for using science fiction as an educational resource.

  6. Fiction as a Medium of Social Communication in 19th Century France

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    Sabina Pstrocki-Sehovic

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available This article will present the extent to which literature could be viewed as means of social communication – i.e. informing and influencing society – in 19thcentury France, by analysing the appearance of three authors at different points:  the beginning, the middle and the end of the century. The first is the case of Balzac at the beginning of the 19th Century who becomes the most successful novelist of the century in France and who, in his prolific expression and rich vocabulary, portrays society from various angles in a huge opus of almost 100 works, 93 of them making his Comédie humaine. The second is the case of Gustave Flaubert whose famous novel Madame Bovary, which depicts a female character in a realist but also in a psychologically conscious manner, around the mid-19th century reaches French courts together with Les Fleurs du Mal by Charles Baudelaire and is exposed as being socially judged for its alleged immorality. The last is the political affair of Dreyfus and its defender Emile Zola, the father of naturalism. This case confirms the establishment of more intense relations between writer and politics and builds a solid way for a more conscious and everyday political engagement in the literary world from the end of the 19th century onwards. These three are the most important cases which illustrate how fiction functioned in relation to society, state and readership in 19th century France.

  7. Network Fictions and the Global Unhomely

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    Aris Mousoutzanis

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available The paper suggests that the increasing proliferation of network fictions in literature, film, television and the internet may be interpreted through a theoretical framework that reconceptuallises the originally strictly psychoanalytic concept of the 'Unheimlich' (Freud’s idea of the ‘unhomely’ or ‘uncanny’ within the context of political, economic and cultural disources fo globalisation. ‘Network fictions’ are those texts consisting of multiple interlocking narratives set in various times and places that explore the interconnections of characters and events across different storylines: novels such as William Gibson’s 'Pattern Recognition' (2003, Hari Kunzro’s 'Transmission' (2005 and 'Gods Without Men' (2011, David Mitchell’s 'Cloud Atlas' (2004, or Rana Dasgupta’s 'Tokyo Cancelled' (2005 are some examples. My argument is that central to these fictions is a sense of a ‘global unhomely’. The sense of displacement, unhomeliness and global mobility that is conveyed in these fictions is fundamental to the experience of the 'Unheimlich'. In addition, the ability of the concept to convey a combined sense of the familiar and the strange is useful in exploring the ways in which these fictions engage with theoretical debates on globalisation that perceive the interaction between global flows and local cultures either in terms of homogenisation and uniformity or of heterogenisation and hybridity. Moreover, the repetitive temporality of the 'Unheimlich' is another distinctive aspect that allows a reading of the disjunctive, non-linear temporal structure of these fictions from this perspective. The ‘repetition compulsion’, however, that Freud considered to be an example of uncanniness was also theorised by him as a post-traumatic symptom, and this implicit association of uncanniness with post-traumatic experience also allows to interpret the persistent preoccupation of these fictions with suffering and disaster, as well as

  8. Political Rationality

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    Solhaug, Trond; Kristensen, Niels Nørgaard

    The very idea about democracies is public participation in elections, decision-making and/or public engagement. The democratic participation distributes power among ordinary people and serve to legitimize decisions in public affairs and is a vital characteristic of a political culture.”The term ’...

  9. Dialogue in fiction Dialogue in fiction

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    Carmen Rosa Caldas-Coulthard

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available Characters and narrators, in fictional narrative discourse, exchange speech. Their interaction however is pseudo (see Sinclair, 1981, since it is not interactive in the real sense but imagined by an author, and it only happens intra-textually (the conversation only exists on a page of a book. Composed dialogue therefore, has features that distinguish it from real talk, although authors base their representation of speech on a model of what they think conversationalists do. Characters and narrators, in fictional narrative discourse, exchange speech. Their interaction however is pseudo (see Sinclair, 1981, since it is not interactive in the real sense but imagined by an author, and it only happens intra-textually (the conversation only exists on a page of a book. Composed dialogue therefore, has features that distinguish it from real talk, although authors base their representation of speech on a model of what they think conversationalists do.

  10. Iceland’s External Affairs from 1550-1815: Danish societal and political cover concurrent with a highly costly economic policy

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    Baldur Þórhallsson

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available The paper argues that there is not necessarily a correlation between political, economic and societal shelter. Iceland received considerable societal and political shelter from Denmark in the period under study, but Denmark failed to provide its remote island with economic cover. Firstly, and most importantly, it provided substantial and highly valuable societal shelter. Copenhagen was the main channel by which new knowledge and technology could enter Iceland. The islanders benefited from educational, health-care and social policies of the crown and it played an invaluable role in preserving Iceland’s cultural heritage. Secondly, Denmark provided partial protection of Icelandic waters and land though Iceland’s peripheral position continued to be its main protection from outside attacks. However, at the end of our period, the Danish kingdom was in decline and unable to provide political cover. Nevertheless, increased centralization, initiated from Denmark, provided internal order and political stability and citizens became more equal before the law. Thirdly, Icelanders paid a heavy price for the Danish trade monopoly though Icelanders continued to receive partial economic and societal shelter from foreign merchants and fishermen. The crown’s policies towards Iceland can largely be explained by current ideological trends at any given time. By being in constant contact with the European continent through Denmark, Icelandic society was part of the societal, political and economic evolution in Europe and managed to avoid isolation despite its geographical remoteness.

  11. (Un- Political Ethics, (un- Ethical Politics

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    Wolff-Michael Roth

    2004-09-01

    Full Text Available Ethics and politics are normally con­sidered domains that do not mix, in fact, domains that have little to do with one another. In this article, I provide four factual fictions that show how at the university, research ethics and politics are intertwined. Politics appears to be used for the sole purpose of constructing and maintaining con­trol over the research process and its products. Ultimately, even ethics reviews of proposed research studies are caught up in the politics of power. URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs0403357

  12. Iceland’s External Affairs from 1400 to the Reformation: Anglo-German Economic and Societal Shelter in a Danish Political Vacuum

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    Baldur Þórhallsson

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available The paper applies the assumption that small states/entities need economic and political shelter in order to prosper, to the case of Iceland in the period from 1400 to the Reformation in the mid-16th century. Also, it applies the findings from the first paper in this ‘hexalogy’ (a six-paper series on Iceland’s external relations in a historical context, i.e. that Iceland enjoyed societal shelter in the Middle Ages, to this period. The aim is both to analyse whether or not Icelanders enjoyed economic, political and societal cover from their engagements with the Danes, English and Germans and to evaluate the validity of the ‘shelter theory’. The paper argues that Iceland enjoyed considerable economic and societal shelter from its encounters with English and German merchants and fishermen in a period in which Danish political cover was formally in place but was not effective in practice. Moreover, the paper claims that the shelter theory, and small-state studies in general, need to take notice of the importance of social communication with the outside world for a small entity/state. Also, the Danish political vacuum in our late Medieval Period provided the islanders with economic opportunities and social engagements with the wider world. This was at the cost of continued domestic clashes between the islanders themselves, on the one hand, and between them and ‘outsiders’ on the other. Our findings indicate that in the case of Iceland there might be a trade-off between the benefits of strict political cover by a single external actor, and the economic and societal opportunities accompanied by a lack of political affiliations.

  13. The Fictions of Surrealism

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    Walter A. Strauss

    1996-06-01

    Full Text Available Surrealism is an attitude toward life, even more than a literary and artistic movement. It aspired to no less than the remaking of man and the world by reintroducing "everyday" magic and a new idealization of the Female. In many respects, its goal was spiritual renewal. This enterprise was most prominently successful in the domain of poetry and painting. The major spokesman for the movement, Andre Breton, disliked the novel. Nevertheless, the members of the movement and their associates made numerous ventures into prose fiction, with notable results. Four types of fiction are delineated: the neo-Gothic romance; the adventure diary of "magic" experience—this one being probably the most typical of all the kinds of narrative invented; the erotic (or pornographic récit , and the linguistic extravaganza, in which language becomes the major instrument of sorcery. In many ways, the Surrealist "experiment" could be characterized as an attempt at the liberation of languages. This observation raises a number of questions about the impact of Surrealism on subsequent developments in French fiction (and the theatre, as well as upon its impact on Western fiction in general. The conclusion drawn is that Surrealist fiction has been a major contribution, a pioneering effort, in the shaking up of narrative concepts and techniques in the second half of the twentieth century.

  14. “It’s Catchy, but It Gets You F*cking Nowhere” : What Viewers of Current Affairs Experience as Captivating Political Information

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    Groot Kormelink, Tim; Costera Meijer, Irene

    2017-01-01

    This paper explores how political information can be told in such a way that news users experience it as captivating. More specifically, it seeks to move beyond Irene Costera Meijer’s “double viewing paradox” and bridge the gap between what attracts and satisfies viewers by developing bottom–up,

  15. Science Fiction and Science Education.

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    Cavanaugh, Terence

    2002-01-01

    Uses science fiction films such as "Jurassic Park" or "Anaconda" to teach science concepts while fostering student interest. Advocates science fiction as a teaching tool to improve learning and motivation. Describes how to use science fiction in the classroom with the sample activity Twister. (YDS)

  16. Science Fiction: The Academic Awakening.

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    McNelly, Willis E., Ed.

    This book provides background information on science fiction for teachers of English at any level who are approaching science fiction for the first time. Contents are: an introduction by W.E. McNelly; "SF in the Classroom" by J. Williamson; "Second Thoughts on the Course in Science Fiction" by M.R. Hillegas; "Flatland and Beyond: Characterization…

  17. Migration and health: fact, fiction, art, politics

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    2006-10-01

    Full Text Available Abstract The recent Immigration Bill debate in the United States Congress has again re-ignited the polemic regarding immigration policy. In this essay, I argue that disputes surrounding the legality of migrant workers highlight chronic, underlying problems related to factors that drive migration. The public health field, although concerned primarily with addressing the health needs of migrant populations, cannot remain disengaged from the wider debates about migration. The health needs of migrants, although in themselves important, are merely symptoms of deeper structural process that are intrinsically linked to equity and human rights, and simply focusing on health issues will be insufficient to address these societal pathologies.

  18. Making fictions sound real

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    Langkjær, Birger

    2010-01-01

    of sounds. Apart from an account of the kinds of sounds that typically appear in a specific genre, a genre analysis of sound may also benefit from a functionalist approach that focuses on how sounds can make both realist and non-realist aspects of genres sound real to audiences.......This article examines the role that sound plays in making fictions perceptually real to film audiences, whether these fictions are realist or non-realist in content and narrative form. I will argue that some aspects of film sound practices and the kind of experiences they trigger are related...... to basic rules of human perception, whereas others are more properly explained in relation to how aesthetic devices, including sound, are used to characterise the fiction and thereby make it perceptually real to its audience. Finally, I will argue that not all genres can be defined by a simple taxonomy...

  19. Pseudoscience and science fiction

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    2017-01-01

    Aliens, flying saucers, ESP, the Bermuda Triangle, antigravity … are we talking about science fiction or pseudoscience? Sometimes it is difficult to tell the difference. Both pseudoscience and science fiction (SF) are creative endeavours that have little in common with academic science, beyond the superficial trappings of jargon and subject matter. The most obvious difference between the two is that pseudoscience is presented as fact, not fiction. Yet like SF, and unlike real science, pseudoscience is driven by a desire to please an audience – in this case, people who “want to believe”. This has led to significant cross-fertilization between the two disciplines. SF authors often draw on “real” pseudoscientific theories to add verisimilitude to their stories, while on other occasions pseudoscience takes its cue from SF – the symbiotic relationship between ufology and Hollywood being a prime example of this. This engagingly written, well researched and richly illustrated text explores a wide range...

  20. Making fictions sound real

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    Langkjær, Birger

    2010-01-01

    This article examines the role that sound plays in making fictions perceptually real to film audiences, whether these fictions are realist or non-realist in content and narrative form. I will argue that some aspects of film sound practices and the kind of experiences they trigger are related...... to basic rules of human perception, whereas others are more properly explained in relation to how aesthetic devices, including sound, are used to characterise the fiction and thereby make it perceptually real to its audience. Finally, I will argue that not all genres can be defined by a simple taxonomy...... of sounds. Apart from an account of the kinds of sounds that typically appear in a specific genre, a genre analysis of sound may also benefit from a functionalist approach that focuses on how sounds can make both realist and non-realist aspects of genres sound real to audiences....

  1. Mimesis, fiction, paradoxes

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    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available Les théories contemporaines de la fiction, comme les poétiques de la Renaissance, privilégient une conception de la mimesis fondée sur la vraisemblance : la démonstration du profit cognitif et moral de la fiction passe toujours par une définition de l’imitation (de quelque façon qu’on la définisse fondée sur la rationalité. L’auteur de cet article examine tout d’abord le statut des contradictions et de l’impossible chez quelques théoriciens actuels (principalement J.-M. Schaeffer, M.-L. Ryan, L. Doležel et poéticiens du 16e siècle (L. Castelvetro et F. Patrizi. Sont ensuite étudiées la forme et la fonction que prend l’impossible dans trois fictions narratives de la Renaissance. L’hypothèse majeure qui est défendue est que ces paradoxes permettent de penser le non-existant, dans la continuité de la scolastique médiévale et en relation avec une problématique religieuse, sérieuse ou parodique. Par là même, et en raison de leur auto-référentialité constitutive, les paradoxes inscrivent dans la fiction une réflexion sur elle-même qui n’a rien d’une apologie. La pensée de la fiction s’articule en définitive de façon bien différente dans les théories et dans les fictions elles-mêmes.Like Renaissance poetics, contemporary theories of fiction do favour a conception of mimesis based on likelihood. In order to underscore the benefits of fiction, in terms of cognition or ethics, both ancient and present-day authors usually identify imitation (however this is understood as a kind of rationality. The aim of this article is to question the status of contradictions and impossibilities, first in current theories of fiction (J-M Schaeffer, M.-L. Ryan, L. Doležel, then in two sixteenth century comments of Aristotle (by L. Castelvetro and F. Patrizi. In the following steps, forms and functions of the impossible are studied in three narratives of the Renaissance. The main hypothesis here is the following: in

  2. Fictional Names, Fictional Characters and Persons Referred to in Narrative Fiction

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    2017-01-01

    Roč. 24, č. 3 (2017), s. 308-338 ISSN 1335-0668 Institutional support: RVO:67985955 Keywords : fictional name * literary character * fictional world * pretense Subject RIV: AA - Philosophy ; Religion

  3. Approaches to Scandinavian Crime Fiction

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    Agger, Gunhild

    2010-01-01

    as the approach of genre typology and the concept of evil – seemingly disparate concepts and approaches, but all related to the complex processes in the borderlands between crime fiction and society. Using examples from Scandinavian crime fiction, I discuss whether the growing proximity to international genres......The working paper discusses some of the major approaches to Scandinavian crime fiction in the light of the dominant features of crime culture, e.g. the broad exposure of crime fiction via different platforms and media. In this connection, the concept of mediatization is considered as well......, ways of production and standards increasingly removes Scandinavian crime fiction from its original attractions or not....

  4. Streetwise Urban Fiction

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    Wright, David

    2006-01-01

    One of the hottest literary phenomena of recent years has been the explosion of what has been variously termed hip-hop, street, or urban fiction. Especially popular with younger African Americans, books in this genre are reaching an increasingly broad readership through ties to hip-hop music and culture. These crime stories generally revolve…

  5. Stranger than fiction

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    Is the universe - correction: 'our' universe - no more than a speck of cosmic dust amid an infinite number of parallel worlds? A staple of mind-bending science fiction, the possibility of multiple universes has long intrigued hard-nosed physicists, mathematicians and cosmologists too.

  6. Fictions of Restorative Justice

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    2014-01-01

    In this paper, I argue that scholars such as John Braithwaite and Lode Walgrave rely on fictions when presenting their utopian vision of restorative justice. Three claims in particular are shown to be fictitious. Proponents of restorative justice maintain, first, that the offender and the victim

  7. Modern Science Fiction.

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    Dailey, Jennie Ora Marriott

    The major prerequisite to studying science fiction as literature is determining the criteria by which it is to be evaluated. A middle ground which recognizes both literary merit and the genre's uniqueness (scientific orientation, dominancy of idea, and interest of speculation) proves to be the most workable approach and stresses the versatility…

  8. Globalisation of Cultural Circuits. The Case of International Awards for Fiction

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    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available In the international circuit of fictional texts from the last fifty years (perhaps even one hundred years, in some cases, several independent international organizations, academic and editorial platforms of critique and debate have been established. They have been organizing international contests, fine authorities of critical appreciation, evaluation and awarding of most prolific authors and most successful fictional texts: novels, short stories, stories or utopian and dystopian fictions. The allotment on cultural corridors, the geographical identification of both author and title dynamics which have been nominated at the most prestigious international awards for fiction demonstrates an increased emergence of several zones where wide international circulation texts were seldom, fifty years ago. In this paper, we suggest a reinterpretation and a comprehension of the political context from the contemporary fiction, by regrouping in one category, the three classical genres (historic novel, social novel, political novel and also the universal fiction which implies characters and relations of power. Thus, we create a category which is known as „political fiction”. The increased individualization of this literary macro-genre called „political fiction” is also a creative answer to the high speed of circulation and at the general international amplitude with which contemporary socio-political novels are distributed.

  9. China Report, Economic Affairs

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    1987-01-01

    .... This report contains articles from China dealing with Economic Affairs. The Topics include National Affairs and Policy, Foreign Trade and Investment, Economic Zones, Finance and Banking, and Agriculture.

  10. Family affairs.

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    Tessier, L J Tess

    2004-01-01

    Abstract The strong bonds that often remain with ex-lovers are a remarkable aspect of lesbian relationships. This poem, written in the early '70s, reveals the complexities of ex-lover relationships with a humorous twist. It represents a time in U.S. American lesbian culture when the dividing lines between friends and lovers were blurred and the personal/political aspects of non-monogamy were being explored.

  11. Religion in Scandinavian Crime Fiction

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    Hansen, Kim Toft

    Scandinavian media where religion has become mediatized. Consumers of popular culture no longer endorse confidence in institutionalized religion, but that does not mean that people are losing faith: Faith only seem to adjust itself and tiptoe into popular media and popular fiction. Hence, this paper seeks......In recent Scandinavian crime fiction an ongoing discussion on religion and religiosity is taking place. This undercurrent goes historically a long way back, but the past few decades seem to have left room for an altered view on religion in modern crime fiction. Crime fiction has usually been...... into popular crime fiction. In novels by Arne Dahl, Henning Mortensen, Gunnar Staalesen, A.J. Kazinski, Gretelise Holm and several other Scandinavian writers of crime fiction it is possible to locate an interest in theology and topics of religious philosophy which reflects this current trend in modern...

  12. Crime fiction and mediatized religion

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    Hansen, Kim Toft

    Scandinavian media where religion has become mediatized. Consumers of popular culture no longer endorse confidence in institutionalized religion, but that does not mean that people are losing faith: Faith only seems to adjust itself and tiptoe into popular media and popular fiction. Hence, this paper seeks......In recent Scandinavian crime fiction an ongoing discussion on religion and religiosity is taking place. This undercurrent goes historically a long way back, but the past few decades seem to have left room for an altered view on religion in modern crime fiction. Crime fiction has usually been...... into popular crime fiction. In novels by Arne Dahl, Henning Mortensen, Gunnar Staalesen, A.J. Kazinski, Gretelise Holm and several other Scandinavian writers of crime fiction it is possible to locate an interest in theology and topics of religious philosophy which reflects this current trend in modern...

  13. Fiction Is Truth, and Sometimes Truth Is Fiction

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    Hess, Carol Lakey

    2008-01-01

    The art of fiction tells truth because it is the truth of life that goes into making good fiction: love, hate, fear, courage, delight, sorrow, betrayal, loyalty, confusion, choice, circumstance, luck, injustice. These essential qualities, says the author, are also the qualities of sound theology, with a sense of time and place; and raising…

  14. The Role of Narrative Fiction and Semi-Fiction in Organizational Studies

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    2006-01-01

    textabstractIn this chapter, we discuss the use of narrative fiction and semi-fiction in organizational research and explore the strengths and weaknesses of these alternative approaches. We begin with an introduction reviewing the existing literature and clarifying what we mean by fiction and semi-fiction. We then present and discuss examples of fiction and semi-fiction focusing on how these approaches can be used in organizational research. We argue that fiction is more useful as a source of...

  15. Radical Homemaking in Contemporary American Environmental Fiction

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    2018-02-01

    Full Text Available Ursula K. Heise in ‘Ecocriticism and the Transnational Turn in American Studies’ critiques ‘the portrayal of multicultural and sometimes transnational nuclear families as the narrative solution to environmental and political problems’ (Heise, 2008: 383. This essay places Heise’s critique of the ‘ecological family romance’ in conversation with three other ecological domestic fictions: T. C. Boyle’s 'A Friend of the Earth' (2000, Jonathan Franzen’s 'Freedom' (2010, and Barbara Kingsolver’s 'Flight Behavior' (2012. Heise’s critique and Shannon Hayes’ 'Radical Homemakers' (2010 frame my close readings of the novels’ interconnected themes of radical homemaking, transnationalism, and environmentalism. My reading of the novels highlights their shared use of marginalized, racially-other characters to develop their entwined romantic and environmental plots (Lalitha in 'Freedom', several minor characters in 'A Friend of the Earth', and Ovid in 'Flight Behavior' and their use of sentimental deaths, especially of key female characters (Lalitha in Freedom, Sierra in A Friend of the Earth, and Dellarobia’s uncertain fate in Flight Behavior. By adopting the sentimental, domestic romance plot for ecological aims, the three novels highlight how environmental aims get stymied when cultural and ecological diversity are relegated to the margins. They also suggest that more is gained than lost through their use of ecological allegory. While the fictions do not offer solutions, they do push their readers to confront the Anthropocene’s ecological realities and their radical domestic-environmental politics.

  16. Desperate Housewives – fiction de toutes les fictions

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    Cros, Renan

    2016-01-01

    Fiction de toutes les fictions, Desperate Housewives, entre ironie et empathie, accumule et désarticule les codes du soap opera pour mettre sur l’écran l’imaginaire d’une nation. À partir d’un récit balisé, la série fait de la répétition un mode de lecture. Répétition des situations mais aussi répétition de fictions préexistantes, Desperate Housewives fait du feuilleton l’art de la répétition en célébrant la culture populaire américaine. Fiction of all fictions, Desperate Housewives, betwe...

  17. Fictionalized History: Signifying Changes to the Malaysian Nation and Identity

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    Sim Chee Cheang

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available As one of the cornerstones of fiction, writers often use and confront history in their claim to “reality” and “identity” in their writing. Linda Hutcheon’s claim for “a postmodern concern for the multiplicity and dispersion of truth(s; truth(s relative to the specificity of place and culture” (1988, p. 108 is relevant to the use of history in recent Malaysian literature. The multiple and varied claims of truth(s as reflected through the fictionalizing of Malaysian history is the focus of the analysis in this article, which aims to expose the social, economic, and political implications of the Malaysian identity. The analysis of three current works of fictionalized Malaysian history from the different fictional genres of comic series, children’s history, and occidental history, represents a cross section of genres that challenge the supremacy of history’s ontological claim over identity. The deliberate contestation of received Malaysian history in fictional modes acknowledges the peripheral identity structures of race, religion, and economics that are sensitive in a multiracial country such as Malaysia.

  18. The Return of Historical Fiction

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    Rycik, Mary Taylor; Rosler, Brenda

    2009-01-01

    Recently, historical fiction has begun to dominate major children's book awards. This article describes the values of using high-quality historical fiction in the classroom and presents different ways to respond to this genre including using modern technology. Two tables, one of picture books and one of novels, with paired nonfiction texts, are…

  19. Crime fiction and moral emotions

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    Grodal, Torben Kragh

    2011-01-01

    typology of moral systems and how different stages relate to different social systems. Further, a functional description of the various moral emotions is used to characterize crime fictions. The use of moral emotions in crime fiction is exemplified in Oplev’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009), angry...

  20. USSR Report, International Affairs, Peoples of Asia and Africa,No 6, November-December 1986

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    1987-01-01

    The report primarily contains information on issues related to education, political transformations and International affairs including education in the countries of Tropical Africa, traditional art...

  1. Postsecularism in Scandinavian Crime Fiction

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    Hansen, Kim Toft

    2014-01-01

    This article considers the postsecular turn in Scandinavian crime fiction. Postsecularism describes a renewed openness towards questions of spirituality, while maintaining the practice of critical scrutiny. Since 2000, we have seen an intensive increase in the number of titles treating religion and....../or spirituality in a way which differs from the genre’s usual approach. Firstly, I will frame the traditional attitude towards religion in crime fiction by Scandinavian welfare modernity, outlining the conspicuous absence of religion in the genre. Secondly, I propose a typology of the treatment of religion...... in crime fiction. My examples are all taken from the vast corpus of contemporary Scandinavian crime fiction, but it would be rather unproblematic to stretch the scope of the theory to an analysis of western crime fiction in general. Within this typology, I will introduce the phenomenon of a religious...

  2. Literacy competence based on fiction

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    Broström, Stig

    tool towards children's general Bildung and more specific development of literacy competence in the first years of school, in 2007 we carried out an investigation about fiction as a part of mother-tongue teaching and the process of children's learning to read. Via the investigation and general studies...... we want to get more knowledge ablout following questions:   How to define fiction which holds a personal and language "Bildung"? How to define the importance of fiction related to children's literacy competence? What kind of fiction do teachers use? How do teachers mediate fiction, how and in what...... extend do teachers make use of drawing and play activities? How to find a balance between to maintain the aesthetical and narrative methods and expressions AND gaining a literacy competence?   This paper has focus on the fourth question....

  3. Testimony, Documentary, Fiction

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    Hansen, Hans Lauge

    2017-01-01

    discourses and media from the feminist movement in the 1980s and until today, through which oral testimony and the losing part of the population’s “forgotten” memories are turned into docu-fiction and fictionalised documentary with the purpose of reading history against the grain and presenting memory...... to the memory of the Civil War and Francoist repression: the detective plot, the divided plotline between present and past, and metafictional reflections. But what role did it actually play in the development of the case of the stolen children? This paper studies the relation between different social discourses...

  4. Science or Science Fiction?

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    Lefsrud, Lianne M.; Meyer, Renate

    2012-01-01

    This paper examines the framings and identity work associated with professionals’ discursive construction of climate change science, their legitimation of themselves as experts on ‘the truth’, and their attitudes towards regulatory measures. Drawing from survey responses of 1077 professional......, legitimation strategies, and use of emotionality and metaphor. By linking notions of the science or science fiction of climate change to the assessment of the adequacy of global and local policies and of potential organizational responses, we contribute to the understanding of ‘defensive institutional work...

  5. Framing Mass Shootings: Fictional Depictions of Real-life Gun Massacres in American Cinema

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    Tryggeseid, Ane Johannessen

    2017-01-01

    This thesis examines the concept of real-life mass shootings and its depiction in American fictional cinema. The issue of mass shootings is a highly controversial subject of discussion, both within the public and political sphere, as it necessarily touches upon rigid perceptions of civil liberties – specifically those of the Second Amendment – which further permeates the field of fictional cinema. As opposed to assessing the issue of mass shootings as a product of a prevailing culture of guns...

  6. Fictional Names, Fictional Characters and Persons Referred to in Narrative Fiction

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    Koťátko, Petr

    2017-01-01

    Roč. 24, č. 3 (2017), s. 308-338 ISSN 1335-0668 Institutional support: RVO:67985955 Keywords : fictional name * literary character * fictional world * pretense Subject RIV: AA - Philosophy ; Religion OBOR OECD: Philosophy, History and Philosophy of science and technology

  7. True-to-Life? Realistic Fiction.

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    Jordan, Anne Devereaux

    1995-01-01

    Suggests that modern realistic fiction for young readers is intensely moralistic and directive at the spoken and unspoken behest of the adults who write, select, and buy that literature. Discusses moral tales, early realistic fiction, modern realistic fiction, and choosing realistic fiction. (RS)

  8. Science Fiction: A Collection of Critical Essays.

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    Rose, Mark, Ed.

    The articles collected in this volume focus on the literary genre science fiction. Part one, "Backgrounds," includes "Starting Points" (Kingsley Amis), "Science Fiction and Literature" (Robert Conquest), and "The Roots of Science Fiction" (Robert Scholes). Part two, "Theory," contains "On the Poetics of the Science Fiction Genre" (Darko Suvin),…

  9. Affective Commitment among Student Affairs Professionals

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    Boehman, Joseph

    2007-01-01

    Student affairs professionals in the United States were surveyed to determine the predictive value of overall job satisfaction, organizational support, organizational politics, and work/nonwork interaction on affective organizational commitment. Results indicate that a supportive work environment leads to increased affective attachment to the…

  10. Augmenting the City with Fiction: Fictional Requirements for Mobile Guides

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    Kjeldskov, Jesper; Paay, Jeni

    2007-01-01

    In this position paper, we discuss the user experience of a new genre of mobile guide services, which augments the users’ physical surroundings with fiction rather than with facts. First, we outline sources of inspiration from fiction, storytelling in place and on the move, and related research...... within the area of interactive narratives and location-based games. We then present and discuss five overall types of fictional mobile guides embodied by the metaphors of 1) treasure hunts, 2) jig-saw puzzles, 3) playing dominos, 4) playing scrabble, and 5) collecting butterflies. Finally, we describe...... a preliminary design idea for a prototype system intended to explore the design, implementation, and user experience of fictional mobile guides....

  11. JPRS Report, Soviet Union: Political Affairs

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    1988-02-23

    brought up on the juices of their native land rather than beverages prepared from dubious recipes. Therefore they spared neither energy nor... exhibitors unani- mously valued the criticism as a qualitatively new stage with respect to previous exhibition practices, when the periodic reports...homemade alcoholic beverages , we confiscated 84 stills, and we arrested 1,340 drunk drivers. This I emphasize was just in the last 2 months. We

  12. JPRS Report, Soviet Union: Political Affairs.

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    1989-06-08

    gene pool has been ruined and immunogenesis has been ruined. The defense The essence of the conception is this: to join an immu- mechanism of the human... mechanisms of the body... [Khartmane] Well, you know, the usual. Until now, financing for this type of start has only been possible [Fonarev] I still...ordinary deodorant canisters [dezodor- quilizers. The next day there was no necessity of this. We anty] and sprayed them all around. On their faces

  13. JPRS Report, Soviet Union, Political Affairs.

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    1990-12-04

    would have to do would be to force him to learn Polish. It has so many sibilants.... It was difficult enough. The Polish intelligentsia’s atti- tude...of our own making, in carrying out truly meaninful negotiations with Moscow, are ultimately injurious to the process of moving toward independence... learned from their more than sad historical experience, are scared to see any concentration of power in one person’s hands. Nevertheless, I would

  14. JPRS Report, Soviet Union, Political Affairs

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    1989-05-18

    of us. For eliminating them, we must first Union Production-Scientific Association for Agrochem - of all create the ability to critically analyze what...increase in mutations (this was the term used from the world of mutated animals will abound. Such a at the beginning of the century to describe...hereditary future is the most frightening thing of all. changes) may at some poiont become uncontrollable. Once they have appeared, mutations manifest them

  15. JPRS Report, Soviet Union, Political Affairs.

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    1988-10-05

    tage" department will present F. Abramov , I. Bunin, M. Gorkiy, Yu. Kazakov, A. Platonov, A. Remizov, V. Tendryakova, V. Shalamov, and M. Sholokhov...of the club of socially active people; Yuris Dimiters, artist; Arnold Klotinsh, musicolo- gist; Marina Kostenetskaya, writer; Dina Kuple, actress

  16. JPRS Report, Soviet Union: Political Affairs.

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    1989-06-20

    the Gosteleradio [State committee on television and radio], country. V. Ye. Abramov , chairman of TSSR Gosplan and others. In connection with this the...The It should be said that the nationalities question was round-table discussion was conducted by Marina Shak- neglected for more than 50 years-there

  17. JPRS Report, Soviet Union, Political Affairs.

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    1990-06-12

    of us are not guilty of what happened 50 years ago, but we are guilty for what happened in 1968 because only ten people in the whole country said...34It also happens that you find a person felling trees on the scene, and he comes at you with the ax. We recently found Olimpiada Muntyanu, a...incidentally, had been seriously thinned out at the hands of seekers of free firewood. Olimpiada Muntyanu intended to plow the ground in a landslip

  18. USSR Report, Political and Sociological Affairs

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    1984-05-08

    TASS correspondent in Albania. Born in 1937. Graduate of Moscow Institute of International Relations. Worked for TASS starting in 1968 . Was editor...34 Olimpiada - 80" Organizing Committee; chief of the Department for Press and Propaganda, World Federation of Trade Unions (Prague); and as an assistant

  19. JPRS Report, Soviet Union: Political Affairs.

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    1988-07-07

    hearts, let us each ask ourselves, how often do we visit the auditoria where so many critical questions have accumulated? Are we carrying on open...taking a proper approach to this question. Its officials go to the small auditoria too, and persistently switch from monologues to dialogs and

  20. JPRS Report, Soviet Union, Political Affairs.

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    1988-11-15

    practice in our literature around a quarter of a century ago (S. Zalygin’s novella "On the Irtysh" and the works of F. Abramov and B. Mozhayev), but...published poem "prohibited" all ironic nuances, although "strict literature" existed even before this time—after all, F. Abramov and V. Bykov...global status. In the cycle of works by Abramov , Belov, Zalygin, Nosov, Mozhayev, and Shukshin, this literature was one of the first to bring

  1. JPRS Report, Soviet Union, Political Affairs

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    1989-11-14

    the debate, such a Faustian winking is inevi- table: We know everything, but write and speak "within limits." Whence the impossibility of a clear...Made, one of the fathers of the IME idea, of all people. What was the author’s purpose? To sink his own brainchild which was fighting against heavy

  2. JPRS Report, Soviet Union: Political Affairs

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    1990-09-13

    activities. The official church is cut off from the unoffi- cial church (the " catacombs ") and the Orthodox church abroad. Our Orthodox countrymen must...representatives of the ROC went into the " catacombs ." Is the reunification of the ROC, the Russian Church abroad, and the Truly Orthodox (" catacomb ") churches...both the Russian Church abroad and the " catacomb " Church support them) the differ- ences will disappear. By the way, the " catacomb " Church, thanks

  3. JPRS Report, Soviet Union, Political Affairs.

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    1989-05-23

    Dne- serious impediment to achieving true workers’ self- propetrovsk Oblast, got the following greeting from management. housing management immediately...for example, matrimonial alliances, more than 1500 are so developed that the Bible has been and, at the same time, how many problems and different...foreigners Varna, Berlin, Leipzig, Dresden, and Sofia without any on a personal basis, and will be conducive to a more impediments . And if we recount

  4. China Report, Political, Sociological and Military Affairs

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    1985-02-27

    he will fail the written test . What they can do is: violate laws and commit crimes or become drug addicts (these two types of people always seem... actively developed extracurricular activities concerning science and technology, music, fine arts, etc., thereby broadening the students* mental horizon...through classes on ideology and morality but also through the teaching of all subjects and all extracurricular activities . We have decided that the two

  5. JPRS Report, Soviet Union: Political Affairs

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    1988-03-31

    VD, Narcotics Urged Turkmen Teacher Expelled From CPSU On Drug Charges " "Rock Against Drug Addiction " Concert to be Held in Moscow o...law enforcement organs, the struggle against drug addiction and alcoholism and in the maintenance and proper allocation of housing." Thereupon the...receiving window. These lads have earlier spe- cialized in the resale of literature on the occult, astrology, and yoga . There were enough horoscope

  6. USSR Report, Political and Sociological Affairs.

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    1986-10-15

    The stereotype which says that if I listen to the " Beatles " I am against Beethoven has not been completely eliminated. Except that today it is...reminiscent of the times of twist and shake and improvizations on the Beatles ’ themes, are noted to their show-biz talent. Both groups started their

  7. JPRS Report, Soviet Union: Political Affairs.

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    be luxurious,I could hear someone practicing scales. Music here is a t naud rwwt padrsn rnhs compulsory subject from the first year to the last. In...34 piano or simply a student passing by humming a non- In talking he at the same time makes light sketches on the secular melody. blackboard, as if...chairman a sheet of paper which mand-administrative system in agriculture and in indus- briefly and clearly states how much of what must be try, although

  8. USSR Report Political and Sociological Affairs.

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    to the production of adulterated juices in departmental organizations and enterprises, CPSU member T. K. Dzhabadari, former minister of the Georgian...did not fulfill its milk purchase plan in the first half of the year. Our 2.5 percent shortfall in the plan graphically attests to a lack of...flowline-shop technology of milk production, while in Navoi Oblast this technology is not being introduced at all. Is there no one in our republic who

  9. USSR Report: Political and Sociological Affairs

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    34 workers will not oppose their masters and will be reluctant to relinquish their cozy niches for an ephemeral freedom. By jointly buying off the...shots in the night, anonymous threats and extortion letters, and even arson. The mysterious stalker succeeded in wounding Baliashvili slightly in

  10. JPRS Report, Soviet Union, Political Affairs.

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    1988-10-13

    JPRS-UPA-88-046 13 October 1988 96 CULTURE Moskva Hotel, when we went by it, it became visible as the procession with the garlands was already...34 collectivization and "purges," executions without trials, and rigged judi - cial proceedings, the epoch of violence and coercion on an unheard of

  11. JPRS Report. Soviet Union: Political Affairs

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    for such purposes, the Paneris Sheep Sovkhoz transferred 20,000 rubles from the social development fund, the Litmeliovodstroy Asso- ciation...Name is Arlekino." The scene in " Dolly " is perfectly chaste; here it is only a matter of the breaking of the social barriers between student and...information media, which formulate public opinion and provide an analysis of this or that movement. With rare exceptions—there’s a black sheep in every

  12. JPRS Report, Soviet Union, Political Affairs.

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    1989-09-07

    When business travel to a socialist country is necessary, the directorship of any republic organization (which has the status of a juristic person) is...apparatus, but also by workers in cooperatives which are registered in their territories. It is clear that business travel abroad by a specialist who is...other travel documents, as payment for the stamp duty as well as for business travel and other expenses in both Soviet and foreign currency, are the

  13. JPRS Report. Soviet Union: Political Affairs.

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    1990-09-13

    Rational Nature Management, Candidate of Biological Sciences I. Rusev. "Its medicinal muds, in essence, have been destroyed. The water which is...oversaturated with blue- green algae blooms and rots. Fish kills have become more often. The appearance of bacterial flora has been observed. As a...is to deal with ecological problems, and especially hydrobiologists in the field of ecotoxicology , to use as their tools the basic principles of

  14. JPRS Report, Soviet Union: Political Affairs.

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    1989-06-01

    of the church should be out of the question." A. Laptev’s statement was incorrect. Negative opinions were based mainly on the publica - tions in the...magazine No.38, February 22 and which were sent to us by our OGONEK, the journal ZNAMYA and other publica - readers. tions most of us read and love...begun to be The Bakulovski family, in the NARODNOYE OBRA - drawn into the channel that was laid by the Baltic ZOVANIYE newspaper, expresses the opinion

  15. JPRS Report, Soviet Union, Political Affairs.

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    of emigre status in France under my belt): What do people out there think of our pere- stroyka? I answer frankly: Today foreigners hardly know... Kafka , and the poet Brodskiy. ..." There is nothing surprising in the fact that soon after this publication I. Shafarevich along with M. Antonov and V

  16. China Report: Political, Sociological and Military Affairs.

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    1985-07-31

    including Senegal, Zanzibar , and Mchi Prefecture of Japan. We have also received more than 50 visiting groups composed of comrades from various...However, it is for- bidden to take over cultivated land. In organizing the peasant households to jointly undertake fish -breeding activities, the

  17. USSR Report, Political and Sociological Affairs.

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    1985-09-12

    crops , the stuggle against irrigation erosion, and others. For years, the institutes for microbiology, agrochemical problems and hydroponics , the...only getting underway. They have not even finished mowing the first crop of alfalfa. The deadlines for harvesting the natural grasses have been...the first mowing of the alfalfa crop has not been completed, although the deadline for the second has already ensued. Care for the sowings of feed

  18. JPRS Report:. Soviet Union, Political Affairs.

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    1990-07-26

    development of the Latvian nation; —We are sympathetic and understanding to the idea of the moral priority of a system of Christian values before ethnic...and class values, and we believe that respect not only for Christianity but also for other religions is necessary; —We categorically reject the...Aleksiy II, Patriarch of Moscow and all Rus, will perform the divine liturgy . Obviously, one has to remind Leningrad residents that precisely the

  19. China Report, Political, Sociological and Military Affairs

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    1985-07-16

    dispersal of nuclear bombs, missiles and artillery shells and asserts that the largest accumulation of nuclear weapons is in South Carolina , where...of tnis news ana personally hurried to the grain oil plant. He solemnly criti- cized the erroneous viewl of a certain deputy secretary and-learl^0...her to restaurants, cinemas , and scenic spots. They also sent her some gifts. All this made her very happy. In Chen Liping’s second year in Japan

  20. JPRS Report Soviet Union Political Affairs.

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    1990-06-25

    mineral fertilizers: They are getting shallow and they are full of algae . Chemicals and careless economic activity have reduced the productivity of...unlikely to be achieved by either purely cosmetic measures, such as changing its name, or by destroying it as an organization and changing it into

  1. JPRS Report Soviet Union Political Affairs.

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    1990-07-19

    before the next baby appeared. And this had to do with nourishment of the mother. Her diet included more than that of the modern Turkmen woman . There...after the mass pogroms and the deportation of Arme- nians in Sumgait, Baku, and other parts of Azerbaijan, which actions were carried out under the...Armenian CP, condemning the crimes against humanity—genocide, pogroms and deportation , must strive to recognize the genocide of Armenians both on the

  2. JPRS Report. Soviet Union: Political Affairs.

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    1990-07-10

    milk in the stores? Have the cows begun to give less of it since the Declaration? [Rubiks] I believe that there will be even less milk on the...shelves. In one of his recent speeches D. Ivans called for milk not to be given to the city. Here they are, founda- tions for inciting interethnic enmity...Khakass. These are our Soviet kids , the graduates of our Soviet schools. Together, they listen to the same lectures as the people their own age who

  3. JPRS Report, Soviet Union, Political Affairs.

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    1988-12-21

    of intercultural relations, and the study and cultivated growth of indigenous linguistic traditions among those national groups living in the...national and cultural needs of all national groups in the population living in the republic, particularly with respect to education, intercultural rela...take advantage of the geographical proximity of the two nations. It will undoubtedly promote a more lively tourism and will energize commercial

  4. China Report, Political, Sociological and Military Affairs

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    1985-02-15

    White House Deputy Press Secretary for Foreign Af- fairs Robert Sims assented that Iran is in the process of arranging aid to Nicaragua in the form of...Prefectural CPC Committee officiated at the rally. Secretary Zhu Houze of the Guizhou Provincial CPC Committee delivered a speech. He said: The

  5. JPRS Report, Soviet Union, Political Affairs.

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    1988-01-07

    writing about is some sort of myth , created by the concerned public for its own consumption and picked up by you. Indeed, we know nothing about...mothers is quite understandable in terms of demographic reality, and the other is that because of the stigma attached to unwed motherhood

  6. JPRS Report, Soviet Union, Political Affairs

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    1989-08-22

    vulgar primitive is very much alive. Poets and librettists of low manner are getting ovations which neither Shakespeare nor Pushkin ever dreamed of...which possesses an irrepressible, limitless supply of directorial ingenuity and directorial energy. Several seasons back could we have dreamed of...pay attention to his words. His talks and argumentation on every question are convincing and lucid to those around him. "Those coming to ’sell

  7. China Report, Political, Sociological and Military Affairs.

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    1985-07-25

    cashew kernels, processed food, marine products, iron ore, leather goods, chemicals, engineering goods, and ready-made garments. A similar plan has...articles of the "Literature of Eight Years" in a humble effort to promote research into the new literary period. This is the first piece of a series of...higher learning who are asking to join the party. Many departments and grades are voluntarily setting up classes to learn about the party, while other

  8. JPRS Report, Soviet Union, Political Affairs.

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    1990-07-07

    Jun 90] 61 Toxic Substance Mishandling Trend Seen As Possible ’Chemical Chernobyl’ [Ye. Solomenko; IZVESTIYA, 21 May 90] 63 JPRS-UPA-90-039 7...taking into account regional conditions and modern trends in the union and world economy; to marshal creative energies of the people, to bring new...this last and only chance get away. Let our reason be with us, since it is based on the millenial wisdom and historical traditions of our diligent

  9. JPRS Report Soviet Union Political Affairs.

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    1990-07-26

    justification of the late sending of troops into Baku, the reason given is... "the Tbilisi syndrome ." The center, it was said, was experiencing...refused acceptance anywhere broke through a 40 NATIONALITY ISSUES JPRS-UPA-90-043 26 July 1990 militia cordon and seized the vestibule of the

  10. JPRS Report, Soviet Union, Political Affairs.

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    1989-10-03

    headed at Mosfilm). It is difficult even to name them: Grigoriy Chukhray and Vasiliy Shukshin, Andrey Tarkovskiy and Marien Khutsiyev, Tengiz...34 of Marien Khutsiyev’s painting. "Do you know who is most to blame for this," Mikhail Ilich said to me then. "Our friends and colleagues. The...doctor of biological sciences and deputy director of the Biology Institute of the Bashkir Scientific Center of the USSR Academy of Sciences’ Ural

  11. China Report, Political, Sociological and Military Affairs

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    1985-03-01

    filial piety just because it was utilized by the feudal synasties. We do not seek larger numbers of unfilial progenies in our socialist motherland...It is difficult to imagine a person who can love his motherland when he cannot love his own parents. We can endow " filial piety " with a new meaning

  12. JPRS Report, Soviet Union Political Affairs

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    1988-09-30

    when we began looking at Germany as the "victim" and England and France—as the "aggressors." We disori - ented our society and the world communist...yet those signals received no proper response. Furthermore, as pointed out in the CPSU Central Com- mittee resolution, "...the previous leaders of...the ridiculously enormous area of the garden, the middle of which bee -pollinators simply do not get to, while the apples which have fallen unto

  13. JPRS Report, Soviet Union, Political Affairs

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    1989-08-04

    gilt and bright colors, will appear before the inhabitants and guests of Kharkov in all its beauty, giving joy to all who understand and value art...materials about our old disease are still kept under "seven seals" in the depths of the special archives. And so there remains only one thing for us...enterprises. "It would be desirable, as a feedback , to learn the opinion of members of the Shkola Temporary Scientific Research Collective on this

  14. China Report, Political, Sociological and Military Affairs.

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    1985-02-11

    learned that 4,500 Vietnamese troops, together with 20 artillery pieces and 30 armoured vehicles including [number indistinct] tanks and [number...indistinct] armoured personnel carriers had been moved to areas close to Phnom Malai. The Vietnamese had also set up a command headquarters in Pailin...leave behind the unhappy aspects of a past scarred by conflicts and tension. On developments in Southeast Asia, Prem noted, "the most disturbing aspect

  15. JPRS Report, Soviet Union: Political Affairs.

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    1989-04-06

    child, decided to repair both of the buildings and place a kolkhoz health center in both buildings. Today one can get all kinds of physiotherapy ...led to the write-off of 70,000-plus hectares of conducted more sensibly , scientifically and economi- land, unrestrained growth in the cost of

  16. JPRS Report Soviet Union Political Affairs.

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    1990-07-20

    Kogan depicts it in the USSR Supreme Soviet. It is definitely not so simple. A sociological survey shows that no more than 20-25 percent of the non...SOVETSKAYA KULTURA in Russian No 19, 12 May 90 p 3 [Article by Aleksandr Kapto, deputy chief of the Ideo- logical Department of the CPSU Central

  17. JPRS Report. Soviet Union: Political Affairs

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    1988-11-18

    O. Raye , director of Secondary School No. 1 in Kiviyli, and K. Nagelman, secretary of the Kokhtla-Yarva party gorkom, said that the technical...his own career, about his place in the sun, so to speak, for which the users, flatterers and bureaucrats are striving. How do you bar his way to

  18. JPRS Report, Soviet Union, Political Affairs

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    1989-07-27

    resident per day, which is below the norm by a factor of five. What can one say here about other reasons for the high rate of tuberculosis , viral...indepedent judgment on the reproduced situation in life, the authors gradually encounter the idea that the social and moral infantilism of young people was

  19. CHINA Report, Political, Sociological and Military Affairs

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    1985-03-18

    Panama Canal Treaty signed in 1977, LA ESTRELLA DE PANAMA reported today. This criticism came in a protest note delivered by Cardoze on 12 February to...grudingly accept. It appears that option (lb) (a Taiwan Autonomous Region) would be a distant future goal, for it requires Taipei’s cooperation. This

  20. USSR Report, Political and Sociological Affairs.

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    1984-03-15

    make automobile tyres , paints and varnishes, mineral fertilizers and other less sophisticated industrial products. US corporations do not even think...Azeri Minister of Justice on Protecting State Property (N. Yusifov; BAKINSKIY RABOCHIY, 11 Jan 84) 104 Mutalibov Interview on Industrial ...the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, which includes Indonesia, Malaysia , Singapore, Thailand, the Philippines and newly-admitted Brunei, into

  1. JPRS Report, Soviet Union, Political Affairs.

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    1990-08-16

    equal basis with the solution of future problems. First of all, he noted, this involves fuller satisfaction of buyer demand for basic-necessity goods...between "reactionaries" and "extremists," you will agree, is no choice at all, but a new compulsion . In the minds of many people (really, many

  2. China Report, Political, Sociological and Military Affairs

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    1985-01-19

    their promises made in the joint declaration, called on Hong Kong people to act accordingly and favourably. The editorial of CHENG PAO pointed out that...Dongnua, Wu Xijun (female), Shen Daren, Shen Zhencai, Sha Renlin, Zhang Youcai, Lu Yurong (female), Chen Wenzhang, Chen Yuying (female), Chen Liangming...Cao Hongming, Liang Ruiju, Jiang Zhaoxin, Dong Jiyuan, Han Peixin, Cheng Weigao, Dai Xinsi, Dai Shunzhi, and Pu Mengling. Namelist of the alternate

  3. JPRS Report, Soviet Union, Political Affairs

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    1988-12-09

    As of the start of the 13th 5-year plan this mechanism should enter fully into force. An end will thereby be put to the unique symbiosis of old and...proved the defendants will get the most severe punishment. But the solicitors - Polina Shaposhnikova and Ruben Rshtuni - representing the

  4. JPRS Report, Soviet Union, Political Affairs

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    1990-07-31

    demands to the Supreme Soviet. The behavior of the crowd that gathered there, its excitement kept up by slogans, was a logical continuation of...discrimination against colleagues who are not members of the "Democratic Bloc?" Can democracy be permeated with suspicion, hostility, the aggresive ...an effective incentive for correcting prisoners’ behavior . There are now substantial restrictions during conditions of deprivation of freedom on

  5. JPRS Report, Soviet Union: Political Affairs

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    1988-01-25

    drank tea with Ayvi [Ivy] Litvinova, the diplomat’s widow, and his children — Tatyana and Mikhail. For some reason my attention was attracted by the...have perpetrated their dark villainous deed." Molva, same date: "The purple -robed martyr has per- ished." Russkiye vedomosti, 2 March: ""The...people’s court of Zhda- nov Rayon stating that this student, together with the student G. from school No 66 sentenced for robbing an apartment, drank

  6. China Report: Political, Sociological and Military Affairs.

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    1983-03-18

    occasions to be allowed to resign his post as chairman of the NPD Stand- ing Committee. He has undoubtedly set a very good example for those high...years of turmoil of the "Great Cultural Revolution," people throughout the country, under extremely arduous conditions, still economized on food and...sugarcane, fruit, tea leaf, lac, and spices; develop planting and breeding; practice diversified economy well; supply more vegetables and nonstaple food

  7. JPRS Report, Soviet Union: Political Affairs

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    1988-03-22

    Central Committee secretary, noted in speaking at the April 1987 Plenum of the Tajik CP Central Committee, nowadays under Cen- tral Asia’s conditions it... playgrounds need to be kept in order, and there are questions of environmental protection or preservation of monuments to resolve. After all, there

  8. JPRS Report, Soviet Union, Political Affairs

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    1989-12-07

    disregarded and their constructive contribution to the historical process is completely ignored. It is a chameleon -like existence. The history of...Afrida Galimzhanovna, "there is a growing number of congen- ital defects, genetic anomalies, and premature births. All of this is directly tied to

  9. USSR Report, Political and Sociological Affairs

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    1985-11-05

    TURKMENISTANY, 15 Jun 85) Strong Measures Taken Against Hard Liquor in Turkmenistan ^ (SOVET TURKMENISTANY, 7 Jul 85) Fight Against Teenage Crime in...improvement of atheist propaganda—an effective factor in instilling in all Soviet people a scientific materialist philosophy and active life stance...constitute 64 percent and country dwellers 36 percent of the structure of our society. The victory of scientific materialist views in our country has

  10. USSR Report: Political and Sociological Affairs.

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    1986-07-28

    charge; and the need to imbue "national forms with socialist- materialistic content." Professor Gegeshidze contrasts faith in the supernatural—religious...faith— with scientifically based, atheistic- materialistic faith in such lofty concepts as family, land, people, and one’s duty to them. The right...Labor Autograph of Youth," the broadcasts in format for young children and teenagers — "Pioneer Teletype," and "To Parents About Their Children

  11. JPRS Report, Soviet Union, Political Affairs.

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    1989-07-10

    upon to provide a scientific interpre- tation to the world and to develop a materialistic outlook among the students. In addition, medical school...the methods of non-break-in bur- glaries. Fifteen to sixteen year old teenagers come to the schools, extract house keys from a youngster in a broth

  12. JPRS Report. Soviet Union: Political Affairs

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    1989-12-19

    prohibition are following the Stalin-Suslov-Brezhnev interpretation of Marxism- Leninism. I refer those who object to Lenin’s "The Childish Disease of...of Europe—to be no more than childish willfulness. A free economic zone is another matter. Here there is a basis for removing ourselves from conflict...sense. A stock phrase—this is a metaphorical cancer . Thousands of stock phrases have already blos- somed in the era of perestroyka. And the most

  13. USSR Report, Political and Sociological Affairs

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    1985-10-30

    plan with vodka, brandy and beer, which were a lot less trouble than Pepsi Cola or Citro, and which cost more. The steps taken to eliminate...lunch, another is sent out in the evening, and a third goes out the next day. And so it happens that we all drink Tarkhun today, and Pepsi Cola the...someone to whom ordering the murder of the President of the United States was as trivial as smashing an empty Coca - Cola bottle. What forces were striving

  14. JPRS Report, Soviet Union, Political Affairs.

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    1989-05-22

    documents for the general review of the lists of the elections. voters, and other election measures. The necessary measures must be taken for the compul...more. It is changing but not diminishing. of ths co ituted aCulture is called upon to deal with one of the mostof our culture. important tasks: that of...are poorly monitoring construction. payment and repayment of pensions. Deadlines for reviews of pension matters are not met. Keep in mind There must

  15. JPRS Report, Soviet Union: Political Affairs.

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    1989-12-29

    attempts at an explosion would have been Don Quixotism ." The Marxists hardly felt that it was for them to create an economic mechanism from the bottom up...Volga- Don sector of the Volga Railroad. True, they were called that cautiously. Because it was headed by the sector managers themselves. Instead

  16. JPRS Report, Soviet Union, Political Affairs.

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    1989-12-01

    try to build a garage or even a new school, and you will immediately receive an indignant collective petition: What do you mean, there will be kids ...K.Rash blames professors for everything. Assessing disdainfully Freud’s work in psychoanalysis , Cobusier’s ideas about architecture and C.Levi

  17. JPRS Report, Soviet Union, Political Affairs.

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    1988-01-14

    warning to him for instigat- ing people to commit group acts of antisocial behaviour , and also of holding meetings and marches not permitted by the...demonstrations, violation of which reg- ulations will be regarded as an antisocial act and will be blocked accordingly by the organs of public order...that one can speculate on a noble idea or that one would attach oneself to such an idea for mercenary purposes (in this case by mercenary I mean a

  18. USSR Report, Political and Sociological Affairs.

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    1984-03-13

    anticommunism. England has outdone other Western countries in the number of " apparitions ." It is said that as many as 25,000 "ghosts" wander around in...maintain an iron discipline under the most difficult conditions. Just as Russia itself gave birth in pain to Marxism through a half century history of...unheard-of torments and sacrifices and of unbelievable energy and heroism so Russian Bolshevism gave birth in pain to its unity of will and purity

  19. China Report, Political, Sociological and Military Affairs

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    1985-03-13

    investigations and put forward to the state and party constructive sug- gestions which are highly regarded by the leading cadres. In this way, they...the tongue always tries to keep out as persona non grata. When I was young, I was always partial to my tongue and tried to satisfy its needs. In

  20. JPRS Report, Soviet Union, Political Affairs.

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    1989-11-30

    persecuted Ukrainian autocephalous church... The deputy addressed Filaret: "Why do we need intermediaries in the person of the Roman Pope?" Why...of the KGB Central Archives V. Vinogradov by PRAVDA correspondents N. Stapanishev and A. Fedotov: "Special Repository Without a ’Secret’ Stamp ...34Yekpetalskiy" forestry farm in Uilskiy Rayon. A small, attractive brick building, the classrooms are bright, water is nearby, and there is no problem with

  1. Crime fiction and moral emotions

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    Grodal, Torben Kragh

    2011-01-01

    The article first discusses how crime fiction centrally activates moral emotions related to feelings of social trust and social conflicts. The article uses psychological theory to analyse audio-visual fiction, and it takes an evolutionary stance in relation to morality; within film studies......, and especially within literary studies, the inspiration from evolutionary studies has been strong in the last decade. Humans are adapted to group living, and emotions linked to fairness have an innate basis. The article then shows how different crime stories activate different stages in Kohlberg’s functional...... typology of moral systems and how different stages relate to different social systems. Further, a functional description of the various moral emotions is used to characterize crime fictions. The use of moral emotions in crime fiction is exemplified in Oplev’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009), angry...

  2. High on Crime Fiction and Detection

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    Grodal, Torben Kragh

    2010-01-01

    This article analyzes the psychological and neurological underpinnings of crime fiction and discusses the interrelation between cultural and biological-evolutionary determinants of fictions of detection. It argues that although crime fiction is a product of modern life conditions, it is also...... how crime fiction activates strong salience (in some respects similar to the effect of dopamine-drugs like cocaine, Ritalin, and amphetamine) and discusses the role of social intelligence in crime fiction. It further contrasts the unempathic classical detector fictions with two subtypes of crime...... fiction that blend seeking with other emotions: the hardboiled crime fiction that blends detection with action and hot emotions like anger and bonding, and the moral crime fiction that strongly evokes moral disgust and contempt, often in conjunction with detectors that perform hard to fake signals...

  3. The cognitive science of fiction.

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    Oatley, Keith

    2012-07-01

    Fiction might be dismissed as observations that lack reliability and validity, but this would be a misunderstanding. Works of fiction are simulations that run on minds. They were the first kinds of simulation. All art has a metaphorical quality: a painting can be both pigments on canvas and a person. In literary art, this quality extends to readers who can be both themselves and, by empathetic processes within a simulation, also literary characters. On the basis of this hypothesis, it was found that the more fiction people read the better were their skills of empathy and theory-of-mind; the inference from several studies is that reading fiction improves social skills. In functional magnetic resonance imaging meta-analyses, brain areas concerned with understanding narrative stories were found to overlap with those concerned with theory-of-mind. In an orthogonal effect, reading artistic literature was found to enable people to change their personality by small increments, not by a writer's persuasion, but in their own way. This effect was due to artistic merit of a text, irrespective of whether it was fiction or non-fiction. An empirically based conception of literary art might be carefully constructed verbal material that enables self-directed personal change. WIREs Cogn Sci 2012, 3:425-430. doi: 10.1002/wcs.1185 For further resources related to this article, please visit the WIREs website. Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  4. Anthropological reading of science fiction

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    Full Text Available The paper gives an overview of the prevalence of the analysis of science fiction literature and science fiction in other segments of popular culture in Serbian anthropology. This overview is preceded by a consideration of science fiction as a genre while keeping in mind the fluidity of the genre and the interweaving of subgenres as well as the transformations which science fiction is undergoing in certain media (books, films, TV shows and video games. In Serbian anthropology research on science fiction is more prevalent than the study of other phenomena, as the number of anthropologists whose work is represented in the paper is fairly large compared to the size of the anthropological community as a whole. The causes for this can primarily be found in a collective focus on questions such as: who are we and who the others are, what the basis of creating and building identity is or what the role of context in recognition of species is. Anthropology gives answers to these questions through the interpretation, explanation and understanding of the world around us, while science fiction does it through the literary considerations of these same questions.

  5. The history of science fiction

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    2016-01-01

    This book is the definitive critical history of science fiction. The 2006 first edition of this work traced the development of the genre from Ancient Greece and the European Reformation through to the end of the 20th century. This new 2nd edition has been revised thoroughly and very significantly expanded. An all-new final chapter discusses 21st-century science fiction, and there is new material in every chapter: a wealth of new readings and original research. The author’s groundbreaking thesis that science fiction is born out of the 17th-century Reformation is here bolstered with a wide range of new supporting material and many hundreds of 17th- and 18th-century science fiction texts, some of which have never been discussed before. The account of 19th-century science fiction has been expanded, and the various chapters tracing the twentieth-century bring in more writing by women, and science fiction in other media including cinema, TV, comics, fan-culture and other modes.

  6. Comfortable Fictions and the Struggle for Turf: An Essay Review of "The Invented Indian: Cultural Fictions and Government Policies," Edited by James A. Clifton.

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    Deloria, Vine, Jr.

    1992-01-01

    Clifton's collection of essays attacks recent pro-Indian "fictions" (including Native spirituality and the relationship between the Iroquois League and the U.S. Constitution) as politically motivated romanticism and nonsense. The authors are struggling to maintain white intellectual authority over definitions of Indian identity and interpretations…

  7. The Zimbabwean liberation war: contesting representations of nation and nationalism in historical fiction

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    I. Muwati

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available This article examines the array of macro and micro historical factors that stirred historical agency in the 1970s war against colonial settlerism as depicted in selected liberation war fiction. This war eventually led to a negotiated independence in April 1980. Historical fiction in the early 1980s is characterised by an abundance of fictional images that give expression to the macrofactors, while historical fiction in the late 1980s onwards parades a plethora of images which prioritise the microhistorical factors. Against this background, the article problematises the discussion of these factors within the context of postindependence Zimbabwean politics. It argues that the contesting representations of macro- and microfactors in historical fiction on the war symbolise the protean and fluid discourse on nation and nationalism in the Zimbabwean polity. Definitions and interpretations of nation and nationalism are at the centre of Zimbabwean politics, because they are linked to the protracted liberation war against colonialism and the politics of hegemony in the state. Macrofactors express and endorse an official view of nationalism and nation. On the other hand, microfactors problematise and contest the narrow appropriation of nation and nationalism by advocating multiple perspectives on the subject in order to subvert and counter the elite hegemony.

  8. Science Fiction: Better than Delphi Studies.

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    Wolf, Milton T.

    1994-01-01

    Considers science fiction as a literary genre and as a predictor of technological advances, particularly in the information industry. An annotated bibliography is included of 11 science fiction titles and 1 nonfiction book that suggest possible information futures. (LRW)

  9. "Dreams Written Out": Libraries in Science Fiction.

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    Gunn, James

    1995-01-01

    Through various classic texts, this article examines the concept of "library" and the many forms in which libraries are portrayed in science fiction. A sidebar contains a bibliography of recent anthologies of science fiction stories and novellas. (AEF)

  10. Fictions of the Possible

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    Beyes, Timon

    2015-01-01

    If the study of public entrepreneurship is directed at processes of social transformation, then it invariably encounters the manifold experiments of contemporary art and their socio-political effects. This short paper seeks to throw this encounter into sharper relief. After contextualizing the re...

  11. Description of fiction in Wikipedia

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    Alenka Šauperl

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Subject description of fiction in the Slovenian Cooperative On-line Bibliographic Database (COBIB is still inadequate. Participation in COBIB is granted to librarians who have successfully passed the exam. As a consequence, the number of contributing librarians is limited. However, all Slovenian librarians can collaborate in the Slovenian Wikipedia. Slovenian and foreign library science researchers have proposed the structure of subject description of fiction. An analysis of articles describing nine works of fiction in five wikipedias (English, French, Spanish, Croatian and Slovenian has shown new characteristics. Drawing on these findings, a suggestion of an optimal structure is made. An article describing a work of fiction should begin with a general introductory statement comprising the name of the author, his/her nationality and genre.Translators and original title should be written if a translation is presented. Illustrators and other contributors, the background and other specific information on the work should be added if relevant. The main body of the text should be structured in the following chapters: 1 contents, 2 collection, 3 reviews and awards, 4 editions and translations, 5 adaptations, 6 see also, 7 links and 8 sources. An "infobox: book" with Slovenian adaptation and relevant categories should be inserted. Copying these Wikipedia articles into the library catalogue would enhance subject description and provide better subject access to fiction.

  12. THE COMMUNICATIVE RELEVANCE IN FICTIONAL DISCOURSE

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    Godoy,Elena; Ferreira,Rodrigo Bueno

    2014-01-01

    Searle (1975) evidenced two programmatic questions about the logic of fictional discourse: why evolution would have selected fiction as a cross-cultural behavior and what enables an author to use words literally without committing to their literal meanings in fictional communication. Ferreira (in press) argues that part of the problem lies on a Searle's conception that by violating the logical rules of assertive sentences, the fictional communication constitutes itself as parasitic ordinary l...

  13. Pushing the limits of design fiction:the case for fictional research papers

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    Lindley, Joseph; Coulton, Paul

    2016-01-01

    This paper considers how design fictions in the form of ‘imaginary abstracts’ can be extended into complete ‘fictional papers’. Imaginary abstracts are a type of design fiction that are usually included within the content of ‘real’ research papers, they comprise brief accounts of fictional problem frames, prototypes, user studies and findings. Design fiction abstracts have been proposed as a means to move beyond solutionism to explore the potential societal value and consequences of new HCI c...

  14. Science Fiction: Serious Reading, Critical Reading

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    Zigo, Diane; Moore, Michael T.

    2004-01-01

    Science fiction deserves a greater respect, serious and critical reading and a better place in high school literature classes. Some of the science fiction books by Isaac Asimov, Alfred Bester, Ray Bradbury and Octavia L. Butler and various activities for incorporating science fiction into the English language arts instruction classroom are…

  15. A Guide to Teaching Creative Writing: Fiction.

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    Christensen, Linda, Ed.; And Others

    Intended for both elementary and secondary school teachers who have little or no experience in teaching creative fiction writing, this booklet presents sample lesson plans for writing short stories, fables, myths, mysteries, science fiction, and historical fiction. The lesson plans discuss such elements as plot, setting, characterization, mood,…

  16. Claiming lesbian history: the romance between fact and fiction.

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    Garber, Linda

    2015-01-01

    The contested field of lesbian history exists along a continuum, with undisputed evidence on one end and informed speculation on the other. Lesbian historical fiction extends the spectrum, envisioning the lives of lesbian pirates, war heroes, pioneers, bandits, and stock romantic characters, as well as the handful of protagonists examined here whose quests specifically highlight the difficulty and importance of researching the lesbian past. The genre blossomed in the 1980s, just as the Foucauldian insistence that homosexual identity did not exist before the late nineteenth century gained sway in the academy. The proliferation of lesbian historical fictions signals the growing desire for more thorough (if not completely factual) historical underpinnings of the burgeoning lesbian identities, communities, and politics set in motion in the 1970s.

  17. Colonizing Bodies: Corporate Power and Biotechnology in Young Adult Science Fiction

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    Guerra, Stephanie

    2009-01-01

    The American cultural and political landscape has seen changes on the level of seismic shifts in the past four decades, thanks in part to the two very diverse fields of big business and biotechnology. Linking the two arenas together in the literary landscape is a growing body of young adult science fiction that envisions a future shaped profoundly…

  18. Prescient Science Fiction: Monteiro Lobato's "O Presidente Negro" after 70 Years.

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    Aiex, Nola Kortner

    For the student of American politics as well as for the student of Brazilian literature and culture, a close reading of a 70-year old Brazilian science fiction novel could provide some insights into the ongoing presidential campaign in the United States. In 1925, one of Brazil's most popular writers, Jose Bento Monteiro Lobato, wrote a novel…

  19. Strain: Fact or Fiction?

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    Heilbronner, Renée

    2017-04-01

    2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of John Ramsay's well known textbook "Folding and Fracturing of Rocks" - ... and the 30th anniversary of the rejection of a rather less well known paper entitled "Strain: Fact or Fiction?" submitted by Renée Panozzo to the Journal of Structural Geology. The gist of the paper was simple and straight forward: it was argued that not every fabric that can be observed in deformed rocks is necessarily a measure of the amount of strain the rock incurred. A distinction was made between a general "fabric", i.e., the traceable geometry of grain boundaries, for example, and a so-called "strain fabric", i.e., the model geometry that would result from homogeneously straining an initially isotropic fabric and that would exhibit at least orthorhombic symmetry. To verify if a given fabric was indeed a strain fabric it was therefore suggested to use the SURFOR method (published by Panozzo) and to carry out a so-called strain test, i.e., a check of symmetry, before interpreting the results of a fabric analysis in terms of strain. The problem with the paper was that it was very obviously written out of frustration. The frustration came form having reviewed a number of manuscripts which tried to use the then novel SURFOR method for strain analysis without first checking if the the fabric was a indeed a "strain fabric" or not, and then blaming the SURFOR method for producing ambiguous results. As a result, the paper was not exactly well balanced and carefully thought out. It was considered "interesting but not scholarly" by one of the reviewers and down-right offensive by the second. To tell the truth, however, the paper was not formally rejected. The editor Sue Treagus strongly encouraged Panozzo to revise the paper, ... and 30 years later, I will follow her advise and offer a revised paper as a tribute to John Ramsay. To quote from the original manuscript: "We should be a little more impressed that strain works so well, and less

  20. Sacco e Vanzetti: caso giudiziario o affaire?

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    Flavia Tudini

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available This article focus on maybe the most striking judicial case in America during the early twenieth century. The Sacco and Vanzetti case. There is a widespead awareness about the crime they were accused for, the trial phases and their tragic end, but what about the defensive strategies adopted by their lawyers? The analisys of this theme and the involvement of the pubblic opinion demostrates how this jucidial case bacame an affaire, with a disrupting international eco, underestimated even by U.S. authorities. The pubblic opinion will elevate the two anarchists, crushed by injustice and the political trial, to icons of political struggle against the system.

  1. Subjectivity in Children's Fictional Narrative.

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    Hewitt, Lynne E.; Duchan, Judith Felson

    1995-01-01

    The literature on how children begin understanding subjectivity and point of view in fictional stories is considered. Examination of the oral stories of a five-year-old child indicated the ability to depict the beliefs, intentions, feelings, and perceptions of the story characters. Implications for assessment and interventions to help children…

  2. The Science in Science Fiction.

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    Nicholls, Peter, Ed.

    This 12-chapter book discusses the scientific facts behind the ideas included in the novels of Robert Heinlein, Isaac Asimov, Frederik Pohl, Arthur C. Clark and other science fiction writers. Areas explored in the first 11 chapters include: exploration of deep space; energy and exotic power sources; likelihood of extra-terrestrial life and the…

  3. Fictions of Ambivalence

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    Hansen, Kim Toft

    unconscious of suppressed guilt and anxiety, or it can be dealt with as a general way of delivering social critique through fiction. Nevertheless, the order of society and the democratic scenery is, in the narrative, muddled by religious problems with Christian roots. Correspondingly, this paper reflects upon...

  4. Science Fiction in the Classroom.

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    Brake, Mark; Thornton, Rosi

    2003-01-01

    Considers science fiction as an imaginative forum to focus on the relationships between science, culture, and society. Outlines some of the ways in which using the genre can help achieve a dynamic and pluralistic understanding of the nature and evolution of science. (Author/KHR)

  5. Energy supplies: facts and fiction

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    Odell, P.R.

    1991-12-01

    A brief review of fictional ideas and fallacies which have supported Western European governmental energy policies for the last twenty years shows how much damage misunderstanding of Europe's indigenous energy supply potential relative to reasonable demand expectations has caused to our economies.

  6. Fictional Narrative as Speech Event.

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    Myers, Miles A.

    The issue addressed in this paper is the relationship between form in fictional prose and form in other uses of language, particularly those uses important in composition theory. Form in composition theory has traditionally had two ways of identifying units of analysis: (1) the sentence and semantic units, and (2) pragmatic and rhetorical units.…

  7. Haruspicating With Science Fiction Or Through the Looking Glass -- Dimly.

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    Chatham, George N.

    This paper examines the use of science fiction to predict the future. First, science fiction is compared to other fiction literature forms; then the changes in science fiction over the last 20 years are discussed. The influence of recent scientific advances on science fiction is also presented. The generation of alternative scenarios of the future…

  8. Projecting from a Fiction

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    Carstensen, Martin B.

    2013-01-01

    crisis. The argument is illustrated through the case of financial crisis in Denmark, demonstrating that the Danish authorities used ideas developed since the banking crisis of the 1980s concurring on the discourse that the best solution to the crisis would be a further ‘consolidation' of the sector...... regime and through processes of bricolage seek to fit them to radically different circumstances. This enables action, but it also privileges the actors that benefited from these ideas before the crisis. This helps explain why so relatively few changes to financial regulation are appearing from the recent......Institutional and ideational crises are characterised by fundamental uncertainty about the world, and at the same time require swift action on part of decision makers. How do political actors overcome uncertainty to enable collective action? The paper argues that actors use the ideas of the pre-crisis...

  9. China Report, Economic Affairs

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    1987-01-01

    .... This report from China contains the topics: NATIONAL POLICY AND ISSUES, PROVINCIAL AFFAIRS, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ZONES, ECONOMIC PLANNING, ECONOMIC MANAGEMENT, FINANCE AND BANKING, INDUSTRY, SMALL- SCALE ENTERPRISES, CONSTRUCTION, DOMESTIC...

  10. Department of Veterans Affairs

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    ... the Media Room Public Affairs News Releases Speeches Videos Publications National Observances Veterans Day Memorial Day Celebrating America's Freedoms Special Events Adaptive Sports Program Creative Arts Festival Golden Age Games Summer Sports Clinic Training – Exposure – Experience (TEE) Tournament ...

  11. Public affairs plan

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    The purpose of the Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action (UMTRA) Project Public Affairs Plan is to establish goals for the fiscal year (FY) 1996 UMTRA Project public affairs program and to identify specific activities to be conducted during the year. It describes the roles of various agencies involved in the public affairs program and defines the functions of the UMTRA Project Technical Assistance Contractor (TAC) Public Affairs Department. It replaces the FY 1995 Public Affairs Plan (DOE/AL/62350-154). The plan also describes the US Department of Energy's (DOE) plans to keep stakeholders and other members of the public informed about UMTRA Project policies, plans, and activities, and provide opportunities for stakeholders and interested segments of the public to participate in UMTRA Project decision-making processes. The plan applies to the UMTRA Project Team; the DOE Grand Junction Projects Office (GJPO); the DOE Albuquerque Operations Office, Office of Public Affairs (OPA); the TAC; the UMTRA Project Remedial Action Contractor (RAC); and other cooperating agencies

  12. Political Power and Violence

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    Bianca Mitu

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available Political violence plays a huge role in public affairs and people's behavior, requiring both knowledge and rigorous research in many of its occurrences and its consequences for the proper management, organization and functioning of a society as a whole. Although political violence is a problem of a particular importance in our social life it is not analyzed and investigated in the scientific literature. Political violence it is a subject that usually passes into oblivion. This study presents some ideas and themes about the role and functions of political power, displaying the types of political violence and their consequences for the management and functioning of a society, which can be subject to wider debates and researchs.

  13. [Asperger syndrome in contemporary fictions].

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    Pourre, F; Aubert, E; Andanson, J; Raynaud, J-P

    2012-12-01

    During recent years, fictions featuring a character with Asperger syndrome have been increasingly produced in literature, cinema and TV. Thus, the public has gradually discovered the existence of this specific category of autism spectrum, which is far removed from old popular representations of autistic disorders, often associated with mental retardation. To describe the reactions generated by these characters in order to identify their major functions and also to try to explain their recent increase in fictions. First, we explored international publications concerning this topic. A group of experienced clinicians systematically examined works of fiction produced between 2000 and 2010 that included a character with Asperger syndrome. More than 30 productions have been identified and analyzed using a method adapted from focus group. Over 30 productions have been recorded and analyzed. The reactions generated by these characters are described. They range from fascination to empathy; if these heroes sometimes induce laughter (because of comedy situations), they also lead us to question our vision of the world and ask ourselves about notions such as difference, normality and tolerance. We illustrate this phenomenon with examples from literature, cinema or television. Four hypotheses are proposed trying to explain the recent multiplication of these fictional characters with Asperger syndrome. The first puts forward authors' informative and educational motivations, these authors being aware of this issue. The second is supported by the "hero" concept, which has evolved gradually into the figures of the scientific world and the so-called "Geek" community. The third hypothesis, a metaphorical one, considers these heroes as symbols of a future society: a hyper systematized society, devoid of empathy, as if to warn of a risk of evolution of humanity toward a generalized mental blindness. The fourth and last hypothesis explores the personal resonance, supported by

  14. Gore vidal's early Hollywood: history, fiction and film Gore vidal's early Hollywood: history, fiction and film

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    Thomas LaBorie Burns

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available Although Gore Vidal has both worked as a Hollywood screenwriter and written criticism on Film—in this regard, he is perhaps best known for a sustained attack on the auteur theory of the magisterial director—I am concerned in this paper mainly with his fiction account of the early days of film-making in his novel Hollywood (1990 and the relation of film to national political life depicted therein. This novel is the sixth in a series that gives a more or less continuous historical picture of the social and political history of the US from colonial times to the present. “Political” for Vidal, however, means primarily the acts of statesmen, diplomats, and high-ranking military personnel, and the social history he presents is that of the upper-class which supplies their ranks, so that what Vidal is in fact offering in these six novels is what one might call the history of the American “movers-and-shakers”. Although Gore Vidal has both worked as a Hollywood screenwriter and written criticism on Film—in this regard, he is perhaps best known for a sustained attack on the auteur theory of the magisterial director—I am concerned in this paper mainly with his fiction account of the early days of film-making in his novel Hollywood (1990 and the relation of film to national political life depicted therein. This novel is the sixth in a series that gives a more or less continuous historical picture of the social and political history of the US from colonial times to the present. “Political” for Vidal, however, means primarily the acts of statesmen, diplomats, and high-ranking military personnel, and the social history he presents is that of the upper-class which supplies their ranks, so that what Vidal is in fact offering in these six novels is what one might call the history of the American “movers-and-shakers”.

  15. High on Crime Fiction and Detection

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    Grodal, Torben Kragh

    2010-01-01

    centrally fueled in the minds of viewers and readers by the mammalian dopamine seeking/wanting system developed for seeking out resources by foraging and hunting and important for focused mental and physical goal-directed activities. The article describes the way the working of the seeking system explains...... how crime fiction activates strong salience (in some respects similar to the effect of dopamine-drugs like cocaine, Ritalin, and amphetamine) and discusses the role of social intelligence in crime fiction. It further contrasts the unempathic classical detector fictions with two subtypes of crime...... fiction that blend seeking with other emotions: the hardboiled crime fiction that blends detection with action and hot emotions like anger and bonding, and the moral crime fiction that strongly evokes moral disgust and contempt, often in conjunction with detectors that perform hard to fake signals...

  16. Screen Present and Fictional Present

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    Robin Le Poidevin

    Full Text Available ABSTRACT I intend in this paper to explore the possible consequences for our understanding of fiction of a particular view of the nature of time, namely the hypothesis of the open future. The kind of fiction we will particularly concerned with is film, which provides a convenient way of focusing the general issue I want to raise here. The issue could also be raised in relation to theatre and certain types of novel, but there are nevertheless some disanalogies between film and these other art forms, and I shall indicate these below. The essay is intended as an exercise in bringing metaphysics and aesthetics together, to the benefit (I hope and trust of both.

  17. Traumaculture and Telepathetic Cyber Fiction

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    Drinkall, Jacquelene

    This paper explores the interactive CD-ROM No Other Symptoms: Time Travelling with Rosalind Brodsky, usingtelepathetic socio-psychological, psychoanalytic and narrative theories. The CD-ROMexists as a contemporary artwork and published interactive hardcover book authored by painter and new-media visual artist Suzanne Treister. The artwork incorporates Treister's paintings, writing, photoshop, animation, video and audio work with narrative structures taken from world history, the history of psychoanalysis, futurist science and science fiction, family history and biography.

  18. The Role of Narrative Fiction and Semi-Fiction in Organizational Studies

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    2006-01-01

    textabstractIn this chapter, we discuss the use of narrative fiction and semi-fiction in organizational research and explore the strengths and weaknesses of these alternative approaches. We begin with an introduction reviewing the existing literature and clarifying what we mean by fiction and

  19. Science fiction and the medical humanities.

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    Miller, Gavin; McFarlane, Anna

    2016-12-01

    Research on science fiction within the medical humanities should articulate interpretative frameworks that do justice to medical themes within the genre. This means challenging modes of reading that encourage unduly narrow accounts of science fiction. Admittedly, science studies has moved away from reading science fiction as a variety of scientific popularisation and instead understands science fiction as an intervention in the technoscientific imaginary that calls for investment in particular scientific enterprises, including various biomedical technologies. However, this mode of reading neglects science fiction's critical relationship to the construction of 'the future' in the present: the ways in which science fiction proposes concrete alternatives to hegemonic narratives of medical progress and fosters critical self-awareness of the contingent activity which gives 'the future' substance in the here-and-now. Moreover, the future orientation of science fiction should not distract from the function of medical science fiction as 'cognitive estrangement': the technological innovations that dominate science-fiction narratives are less concrete predictions and more generic devices that explain in historical time the origins of a marvellous world bearing provocative correspondences to our own, everyday reality. The editorial concludes with a series of introductions to the articles comprising the special issue, covering the print edition and a special online-only section. Published by the BMJ Publishing Group Limited. For permission to use (where not already granted under a licence) please go to http://www.bmj.com/company/products-services/rights-and-licensing/.

  20. Representation of Refugees, Asylum-Seekers and Refugee Affairs In Hungarian Dailies

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    Lilla VICSEK

    2008-11-01

    Full Text Available How does the press in Hungary write about refugees, asylum-seekers and refugee affairs? We sought to answer this question. Articles appearing in 2005 and 2006 in two leading national Hungarian dailies were examined with quantitative content analysis. The results show that the articles analyzed often treat refugee affairs as an “official” political matter. The high proportion of legislation and political positions conveys the image that refugee affairs are a state or intergovernmental matter, an “official”, legal, political issue rather than for example a humanitarian question. Most of the articles published in both papers write about problems and conflicts in connection with refugee affairs. The negative media image has different significance for different topics. We argue that the question of refugee affairs is a topic where the image shown by the media is of great relevance: the media can be a more important source of information on this subject than personal contacts.

  1. The Danish Folketing and EU Affairs

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    Buskjær Christensen, Mette

    2015-01-01

    European integration has been and still is a contested issue in Danish politics. Denmark is often thought of as a sceptical member of the European Union (EU), due in particular to the Danes’ rejection of two EU referendums (on the Maastricht Treaty and the euro) and Denmark’s opt-outs from...... political aspects of EU cooperation that have evolved since the 1970s. This became particularly clear with Danish voters’ rejection of the Maastricht Treaty in 1992, where the establishment of a more political union was on the agenda. The Danish rejection of the Treaty threw the EU into its first major......: (1) from the third phase of Economic and Monetary Union (EMU), that is, the euro; (2) from supranational cooperation on Justice and Home Affairs (JHA); (3) from defence cooperation within the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP); and (4) from EU citizenship, which no longer has any practical...

  2. Public affairs plan

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    The purpose of the Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action (UMTRA) Project Public Affairs Plan is to establish goals for the Fiscal Year 1995 UMTRA public affairs program and identify specific activities to be conducted during the year. It also describes the roles of various agencies involved in the conduct of the public affairs program and defines the functions of the Technical Assistance Contractor (TAC) Public Affairs Department. It integrates and replaces the Public Participation Plan (DOE/AL/62350-47D) and Public Information Plan (DOE/AL/623590-71). The plan describes the US Department of Energy`s (DOE) plans to keep stakeholders and other members of the public informed about project policies, plans, and activities, and provide opportunities for stakeholders and interested segments of the public to participate in project decision-making processes. The plan applies to the UMTRA Project Office; the DOE Albuquerque Operations Office, Office of Intergovernmental and External Affairs (OIEA); the UMTRA TAC; the UMTRA Remedial Action Contractor (RAC); and other cooperating agencies.

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    The purpose of the Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action (UMTRA) Project Public Affairs Plan is to establish goals for the Fiscal Year 1995 UMTRA public affairs program and identify specific activities to be conducted during the year. It also describes the roles of various agencies involved in the conduct of the public affairs program and defines the functions of the Technical Assistance Contractor (TAC) Public Affairs Department. It integrates and replaces the Public Participation Plan (DOE/AL/62350-47D) and Public Information Plan (DOE/AL/623590-71). The plan describes the US Department of Energy's (DOE) plans to keep stakeholders and other members of the public informed about project policies, plans, and activities, and provide opportunities for stakeholders and interested segments of the public to participate in project decision-making processes. The plan applies to the UMTRA Project Office; the DOE Albuquerque Operations Office, Office of Intergovernmental and External Affairs (OIEA); the UMTRA TAC; the UMTRA Remedial Action Contractor (RAC); and other cooperating agencies

  4. SWEDISH CRIME FICTION AS SOCIALLY INVOLVED LITERATURE

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    Monika Samsel-Chojnacka

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Swedish crime novel has been transforming for many years to become more socially involved. The ambition of many writers is not only to entertain the readers but also to participating in the social debate, criticizing the political and economical system, focusing on important issues such as violence against women, exploitation of working class by the privileged ruling class, the problems of a modern family and the situation of immigrants. Since the moment when in the mid 60’s two journalists Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö decided to use popular literature to spread social matters many other Swedish writers have decided to follow their way. Some of them are journalists – like Liza Marklund, Börge Hellström and Anders Roslund or Stieg Larsson. Their novels as well as the ones written by Henning Mannkel on Kurt Wallander have become crucial evidence of changes of Swedish society in the past twenty years. Modern Swedish crime fiction illustrates the population in the model fashion that is the reason why it can become one of the interests of the sociology of literature.

  5. Introduction: Victorian Fiction and the Material Imagination

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    Victoria Mills

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available How should we deal with the ‘stuff' in books? This is the question addressed in the lead articles of the Spring 2008 issue of 19, all of which focus on some aspect of the material in relation to Victorian fiction. Gas, rocks, jewellery, automata and the entire contents of houses are examined in essays that explore the material imagination of Dickens, Hardy, George Eliot and Thackeray, among others. Moving forward from the previous edition, which different types of collected object, here contributors examine how the material is brought into collision with literature. The phrase 'material imagination' can be traced to the work of Gaston Bachelard who identifies two types of imagination, the formal and the material. Whereas the former focuses on surfaces and the visual perception of images, the latter consists of '…this amazing need for penetration which, going beyond the attractions of the imagination of forms, thinks matter, dreams in it, lives in it, or, in other words, materializes the imaginary'. As Bachelard suggests, the material imagination involves more than just a focus on the representation of objects and the contributions to this edition explore such wide ranging subjects as the gender politics of ownership, dispossession, the body as object, the politics of collecting and display and the dichotomy between the material and immaterial. In addition, this edition features a forum on digitisation and materiality. We are particularly pleased to be able to make use of 19's digital publishing format to further debates about digital media. In the forum, five contributors respond to a series of questions about the nature of the virtual object. All five have worked or are working on nineteenth-century digitisation projects so they are uniquely placed to consider issues surrounding representation and the nature of digital space.

  6. Writing fiction about geoscience

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    Andrews, S.

    2013-12-01

    Employment in geology provides excellent preparation for writing mystery novels that teach geoscience. While doing pure research at the USGS under the mentorship of Edwin D. McKee, I learned that the rigors of the scientific method could be applied not only to scientific inquiry but to any search for what is true, including the art of storytelling (the oldest and still most potent form of communication), which in turn supports science. Geoscience constructs narratives of what has happened or what might happen; hence, to communicate my findings, I must present a story. Having developed my writing skills while preparing colleague-reviewed papers (which required that I learn to set my ego aside and survive brutal critiques), the many rounds of edits required to push a novel through a publishing house were a snap. My geoscience training for becoming a novelist continued through private industry, consultancy, and academia. Employment as a petroleum geologist added the pragmatism of bottom-line economics and working to deadlines to my skill set, and nothing could have prepared me for surviving publishers' rejections and mixed reviews better than having to pitch drilling projects to jaded oil patch managers, especially just before lunchtime, when I was all that stood between them and their first martinis of the day. Environmental consulting was an education in ignorant human tricks and the politics of resource consumption gone astray. When teaching at the college level and guest lecturing at primary and secondary schools, my students taught me that nothing was going to stick unless I related the story of geoscience to their lives. When choosing a story form for my novels, I found the mystery apropos because geoscientists are detectives. Like police detectives, we work with fragmentary and often hidden evidence using deductive logic, though our corpses tend to be much, much older or not dead yet. Throughout my career, I learned that negative stereotypes about scientists

  7. MARGARET ATWOOD'S NON-FICTION ABOUT FICTION: PAYBACK

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    Igor Maver

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available Margaret Atwood's provocative recent book of non-fiction contains many literary references, which help to effectively highlight her points about such a topical matter as debt, debt as a philosophical, politico-economic, religious, and historical issue over the centuries. In the central chapters of the book she looks at the Protestant Reformation and the introduction of interest on loans and in this light analyzes the novels by Dickens, Irving, Thackeray and G. Eliot. Her final statement in the book is, however, about the ecological debt we all have to pay to Earth in order to ensure our existence.

  8. Fictional metaphysics of fiction: Metaphysics and imagination in the humanities

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    Johann-Albrecht Meylahn

    2017-01-01

    A very simplified description of physics could be, according to Wikipedia, natural science that involves the study of matter and its motion and behaviour through space and time. In relation to this simplified description of physics, metaphysics would then be that which gives matter, or metaphysics would be the reflection on the space and time in which matter is given. Yet, how are space and time connected? It is in language, or more specifically narrative (fiction), that space and time are co...

  9. Best Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Horror 2000.

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    Voice of Youth Advocates, 2001

    2001-01-01

    Presents the annual annotated list of the best science fiction, fantasy, and horror titles for teens that have been reviewed in this journal. Also includes a sidebar with four annotated titles of nonfiction resources related to science fiction, fantasy, and horror. (LRW)

  10. "Frankenstein" as Science Fiction and Fact

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    van der Laan, J. M.

    2010-01-01

    Often called the first of its kind, "Frankenstein" paved the way for science fiction writing. Its depiction of a then impossible scientific feat has in our time become possible and is essentially recognizable in what we now refer to as bioengineering, biomedicine, or biotechnology. The fiction of "Frankenstein" has as it were given way to…

  11. Using Sports Fiction in Physical Education.

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    Y Vigil, Yvonne Tixier; Edwards, Sarah

    2002-01-01

    One way to encourage the development of critical thinking in physical education students is to incorporate sports fiction for young adults into the curriculum. This type of fiction can have a powerful effect on young people as they read about situations that they may have experienced or imagined. The article describes how to implement sports…

  12. The Outsider in Fiction and Fantasy

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    Yep, Laurence

    2005-01-01

    Adolescence is a period of feeling like an outsider. Teenagers are literally outsiders in their bodies because they are unable to stop or control the physical changes that are happening. Laurence Yep, whether writing historical and contemporary fiction, science fiction, or fantasy, has outsider as the dominant theme in his writing.

  13. Online Fan Fiction and Critical Media Literacy

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    Black, Rebecca W.

    2010-01-01

    This article explores English-language-learning (ELL) youths' engagement with popular media through composing and publicly posting stories in an online fan fiction writing space. Fan fiction is a genre that lends itself to critical engagement with media texts as fans repurpose popular media to design their own narratives. Analyses describe how…

  14. The Affordances of Fiction for Teaching Chemistry

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    Yerrick, Randy K.; Simons, Tiffany

    2017-01-01

    As science fiction has a way of capturing the human imagination that few other genres can rival, this study sought to investigate the effects of using science fiction on the performance and interest of high school chemistry students. An action research approach was used to guide the first author's practice as she studied two college preparatory…

  15. Transgressing the Non-fiction Transmedia Narrative

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    Gifreu-Castells, Arnau; Misek, Richard; Verbruggen, Erwin

    2016-01-01

    abstractOver the last years, interactive digital media have greatly affected the logics of production, exhibition and reception of non-fiction audiovisual works, leading to the emergence of a new area called ‘interactive and transmedia non-fiction’. Whilethe audiovisual non-fiction field has been

  16. HIPPOCRATES: FACTS AND FICTION 1. INTRODUCTION

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    HIPPOCRATES: FACTS AND FICTION. ABSTRACT. Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine, is reviewed as a historical person and in terms of his contribution to medicine in order to distinguish fact from fiction. Contem- porary and later sources reveal that many (possibly untrue) legends accumulated around this enigmatic ...

  17. 76 FR 66769 - Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA)

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    2011-10-27

    ... political, social, and cultural life. ``Diversity'' should be interpreted in the broadest sense and... DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 7665] Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Request for Grant Proposals: The Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) Program: Host Family and School Placement and...

  18. On fiction, art and medicine.

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    Moss, Sarah

    2014-12-01

    This is a deliberately eclectic and eccentric meditation on some of the connections between writing fiction, academic research in the history of medicine and the practice of medicine. The essay discusses creativity in research and writing, suggesting comparisons with the instincts of experienced clinicians, and explains the author's interest in women's entry to the medical profession. There is the suggestion of parallels between artists' models and surgical patients in late 19th century British culture. Published by the BMJ Publishing Group Limited. For permission to use (where not already granted under a licence) please go to http://group.bmj.com/group/rights-licensing/permissions.

  19. Korean Affairs Report

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    Partial Contents: Military Involvement, Student Demonstrations, Military Support, Suppression, Inter Parliamentary, Group Support, Human Rights Violation, Cross Recognition, Government, Party Leaders, Political Issues...

  20. Teaching Tomorrow: A Handbook of Science Fiction for Teachers.

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    Calkins, Elizabeth; McGhan, Barry

    Science Fiction appeals to young people and is suited for use in a wide range of classrooms. This handbook of Science Fiction for Teachers suggests ways of using Science Fiction to teach literature and English skills. Study guides based on two Science Fiction stories are presented, with activities such as individual papers and small group…

  1. Exploring science through science fiction

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    Luokkala, Barry B

    2014-01-01

    How does Einstein’s description of space and time compare with Dr. Who? Can James Bond really escape from an armor-plated railroad car by cutting through the floor with a laser concealed in a wristwatch? What would it take to create a fully-intelligent android, such as Star Trek’s Commander Data? How might we discover intelligent civilizations on other planets in the galaxy? Is human teleportation possible? Will our technological society ever reach the point at which it becomes lawful to discriminate on the basis of genetic information, as in the movie GATTACA? Exploring Science Through Science Fiction addresses these and other interesting questions, using science fiction as a springboard for discussing fundamental science concepts and cutting-edge science research. The book is designed as a primary text for a college-level course which should appeal to students in the fine arts and humanities as well as to science and engineering students. It includes references to original research papers, landmark scie...

  2. The politics of location: Nadine Gordimer's fiction then and now ...

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    This essay is a comparative analysis of three novels and a range of short stories by Nadine Gordimer, examining her changing presentation of the interrelations between space and identity. Using theoretical perspectives derived from feminism and cultural geography, it argues that Gordimer's evocation of place is always ...

  3. Designing a brave new world: eugenics, politics, and fiction.

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    Woiak, Joanne

    2007-01-01

    Aldous Huxley composed Brave New World in the context of the Depression and the eugenics movement in Britain. Today his novel is best known as satirical and predictive, but an additional interpretation emerges from Huxley's nonfiction writings in which the liberal hurmanist expressed some surprising opinions about eugenics, citizenship, and meritocracy. He felt that his role as an artist and public intellectual was to formulate an evolving outlook on urgent social, scientific, and moral issues. His brave new world can therefore be understood as a serious design for social reform, as well as a commentary about the social uses of scientific knowledge.

  4. Media work as public affairs: moving beyond media savvy

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    Trapp, Leila; Laursen, Bo

    . The interviews reveal that media work is considered an effective, though potentially risky, form of public affairs. Indeed, media work is said to damage, or even ruin, an organization’s lobbying efforts or relationships with political actors. The study’s key finding is that in order to deal with these risks......, professional press contact staff acquire a great deal of political savvy in addition to the well-known forms of media savvy. The interviewees describe intricate media tactics used to minimize the risks, and even strengthen relationships to political actors. These include flattery, praise, self...

  5. USSR Report, International Affairs.

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    1986-04-16

    to repeal the laws prohibiting interracial marriages and extramarital relations—the most odious laws in South Africa, as Minister of Home Affairs F...rapprochement of their economies and formation of the modern, highly effective economic structures being consciously regulated by the CMEA member...favourable condi- tions are created for the more effective use of the countries’ resources and wider application of the achievements of scientific and

  6. American Science Fiction Film – A Bird’s Eye View

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    Petru IAMANDI

    2015-01-01

    This work approaches the themes and trends, many of which have fundamental social, political and philosophical significance, that have marked the evolution of American science fiction film, and it points out how the genre has influenced and been affected by the culture in which it has been produced, often in a context that makes it more real than reality - problems such as environmental degradation; overpopulation and pressure on space and goods, friction between the sexes, races, and nations...

  7. The Essonne affairs

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    Lallement, R.

    1996-01-01

    In 1990 the French Commissariat a l'energie atomique (CEA) had to deal with a series of issues concerning depositories of radioactive substances of very low activity, culminating, in October 1990, with the discovery of small amounts of plutonium in a depository. These were important issues for the following reasons: they highlighted the question o low activity wastes and their treatment, that is not yet resolved; they drew attention to the sensitivity of the concerned organisations, elected representatives and the public to the problems of radioactivity however low its level; they made the CEA aware of the gap that existed between the nuclear industry's practices, language and perception of risks and the perception of the French public. This paper outlines the different 'affairs', shows their common bases, and analyses the consequences for the CEA and the nuclear industry in general. These 'affairs' illustrate the absolute obligation for all producers of wastes to know, and to make known in the smallest detail, the way in which the wastes are treated and the places where they are stored and kept. Waste management has not always been as a noble task. These 'affairs' have shown that the reputation of the CEA was measured as much by the quality of its waste management as by the success of its research programme, with a budget that has doubled in the last few years. (author)

  8. The evolution and extinction of science fiction.

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    Hrotic, Steven

    2014-11-01

    Science fiction literature reflects our constantly evolving attitudes towards science and technological innovations, and the kinds of societal impacts believed possible. The newly popular subgenre 'steampunk' shows that these attitudes have significantly shifted. Examined from a cognitive anthropological perspective, science fiction reveals the cultural evolution of the genre as intelligently designed, and implies a cognitive mechanism of group membership reliant on implicit memory. However, such an analysis also suggests that genre science fiction as it was in the 20th century may no longer exist. © The Author(s) 2013.

  9. 21st Century South African Science Fiction

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    CARAIVAN LUIZA

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available The paper analyses some aspects of South African science fiction, starting with its beginnings in the 1920s and focusing on some 21st century writings. Thus Lauren Beukes’ novels Moxyland (2008 and Zoo City (2010 are taken into consideration in order to present new trends in South African literature and the way science fiction has been marked by Apartheid. The second South African science fiction writer whose writings are examined is Henrietta Rose-Innes (with her novel Nineveh, published in 2011 as this consolidates women's presence in the SF world.

  10. Facts about real antimatter collide with fiction

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    Siegfried, Tom

    2004-01-01

    When science collides with fiction, sometimes a best seller emerges from the debris. Take Dan Brown's Angels & Demons, for instance, a murder mystery based on science at CERN, the European nuclear research laboratory outside Geneva

  11. Markus Davidsen on Fiction-Based Religions

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    Davidsen, Markus Altena

    2012-01-01

    Interview with Christ Cotter from the Religious Studies Project. The podcast can be foudn here: http://www.religiousstudiesproject.com/2012/04/02/podcast-markus-davidsen-on-fiction-based-religions/...

  12. Radioactivity and Nuclear Issues in Science Fiction

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    Franic, Z.

    2008-01-01

    In this work are presented and reviewed science fiction narratives, films and comics that exploit radioactivity and nuclear issues. These topics to some science fiction authors serve as metaphor of evil and holocaust as well as nice instrument for elaborating various manipulations and conspiracy theories. In that context are of special interest science fiction works depicting apocalyptic post-nuclear worlds and societies, such works being closely connected with cyberpunk genre. However, other more technologically optimistic authors nuclear energy and research regarding nuclear technology and radioactivity consider as eligible and inevitable solution for world peace and prosperity Nowadays, public interest and global fears are shifted from radioactivity and nuclear issues to other catastrophic scenarios threatening future of the mankind, these for example being climate changes and global warming, asteroid impact, collapse of information infrastructure, nanotechnology, robotics and artificial intelligence etc. Consequently, these issues are as well increasingly reflected in contemporary science fiction stories.(author)

  13. Emotional Sentence Annotation Helps Predict Fiction Genre.

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    Samothrakis, Spyridon; Fasli, Maria

    2015-01-01

    Fiction, a prime form of entertainment, has evolved into multiple genres which one can broadly attribute to different forms of stories. In this paper, we examine the hypothesis that works of fiction can be characterised by the emotions they portray. To investigate this hypothesis, we use the work of fictions in the Project Gutenberg and we attribute basic emotional content to each individual sentence using Ekman's model. A time-smoothed version of the emotional content for each basic emotion is used to train extremely randomized trees. We show through 10-fold Cross-Validation that the emotional content of each work of fiction can help identify each genre with significantly higher probability than random. We also show that the most important differentiator between genre novels is fear.

  14. Emotional Sentence Annotation Helps Predict Fiction Genre.

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    Spyridon Samothrakis

    Full Text Available Fiction, a prime form of entertainment, has evolved into multiple genres which one can broadly attribute to different forms of stories. In this paper, we examine the hypothesis that works of fiction can be characterised by the emotions they portray. To investigate this hypothesis, we use the work of fictions in the Project Gutenberg and we attribute basic emotional content to each individual sentence using Ekman's model. A time-smoothed version of the emotional content for each basic emotion is used to train extremely randomized trees. We show through 10-fold Cross-Validation that the emotional content of each work of fiction can help identify each genre with significantly higher probability than random. We also show that the most important differentiator between genre novels is fear.

  15. Best Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror 2001.

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    Voice of Youth Advocates, 2002

    2002-01-01

    Presents an annotated bibliography of 81 science fiction, fantasy, and horror genre titles that were judged best-reads by reviewers in "Voice of Youth Advocates" from June 2001 through April 2002. (LRW)

  16. Emotional Sentence Annotation Helps Predict Fiction Genre

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    Samothrakis, Spyridon; Fasli, Maria

    2015-01-01

    Fiction, a prime form of entertainment, has evolved into multiple genres which one can broadly attribute to different forms of stories. In this paper, we examine the hypothesis that works of fiction can be characterised by the emotions they portray. To investigate this hypothesis, we use the work of fictions in the Project Gutenberg and we attribute basic emotional content to each individual sentence using Ekman’s model. A time-smoothed version of the emotional content for each basic emotion is used to train extremely randomized trees. We show through 10-fold Cross-Validation that the emotional content of each work of fiction can help identify each genre with significantly higher probability than random. We also show that the most important differentiator between genre novels is fear. PMID:26524352

  17. Psychopathy and the cinema: fact or fiction?

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    Leistedt, Samuel J; Linkowski, Paul

    2014-01-01

    The authors investigated the relationship between cinema and psychopathy to describe and analyze the portrayal of fictional psychopathic characters in popular films and over cinematic history. From 400 films (1915-2010), 126 fictional psychopathic characters (21 female and 105 male) were selected based on the realism and clinical accuracy of their profiles. Movies were then analyzed by senior forensic psychiatrists and cinema critics. Secondary (71%) and manipulative (48%) subtypes were the most common in the female group, while secondary (51%) and prototypical (34%) were the most common in the male group. Corresponding to the increased understanding of clinical psychopathy by professional mental health providers over time, the clinical description of and epidemiological data on fictional psychopaths in popular films have become more realistic. Realistic fictional psychopaths remain in the minority but are very important for didactic purposes in Academic facilities, as "teaching Movies." © 2013 American Academy of Forensic Sciences.

  18. West Indian Prose Fiction in the Sixties

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    Brathwaite, Edward

    1971-01-01

    A Review and critical discussion of the West Indian prose fiction in the sixties by one of the best-known poets of the Carribean and a member of the faculty of the University of West Indies, Jamaica. (JM)

  19. Paranoia and Christianity in Maurice Dantec’s Crime Fiction

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    Jean-Louis Hippolyte

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Maurice Dantec is “a prophet, a mystic, a Christian soldier, Zionist and pro-American, anti-secular and militantly counter-revolutionary. In short, the last scandal of French literature,” according to his editor David Kersan. Dantec’s brand of punk neo-Christian literary activism may feel somehow out of place in a literary milieu still beholden to the existentialism of Sartre and the revolutionary ethos of the 1960s. But Dantec’s “disgust” (of Old Europe, the creeping menace of Islam and the rampant march of secularization bears witness to a larger malaise. Along with Michel Houellebecq and Peter Sloterdijk, he testifies to the opening of a new chapter in the culture wars, to the rise of a new group of “écrivains maudits” who have decided to vehemently question postmodern nihilism and economic globalization. Finally, Dantec’s fiction makes a case for the need for faith in a Godless world. This essay is concerned with Dantec’s paranoid politics as they appear in his fiction, and most notably in his latest Christian futuristic trilogy. It is also concerned with the relevance of conservative Christian dogma in his work, both formally and rhetorically.

  20. The Schizophrenic Theme in Science Fiction

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    1965-06-01

    Victorian religious millenialism which was virtually destroyed by the bitter experiences of two world wars. Science fiction writers seem to be the ...Distribution Unlimnited lo- ABSTRACT COL Franklin D. Jones, MD The Psychiatry and Neurology Con~ultant Office of The Surgeon General of the Army...Title: The Schizophrenic Theme in Science Fiction Author: Franklin D. Jones, MD, COL, MC Originally presented in 1965, this paper reports the results of

  1. Stranger than fiction: Fan identity in cosplay

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    Nicolle Lamerichs

    2011-01-01

    Academic accounts of fan cultures usually focus on creative practices such as fan fiction, fan videos, and fan art. Through these practices, fans, as an active audience, closely interpret existing texts and rework them with texts of their own. A practice scarcely examined is cosplay ("costume play"), in which fans produce their own costumes inspired by fictional characters. Cosplay is a form of appropriation that transforms and actualizes an existing story in close connection to the fan commu...

  2. Analytical Approach to Fictional Elements of Sandbadnameh

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    a عارفی

    2014-05-01

    Using stock and allegorical characters, fixed tone and style in dialogue tales, lack of variegated plot and logical and stable relationship between events make this work far from contemporary criteria of fiction writing in spite of its great volume, and introduce it as a symbolic and allegorical tale. On the other hand, bombastic and embellished prose as well as being loyal to ancient fiction writing have added to literary significance of this literary work.

  3. Women and the art of fiction

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    Fraser, Hilary

    2010-01-01

    Women wrote about art in the nineteenth century in a variety of genres, ranging from the formal historical or technical treatise and professional art journalism, to travel writing, poetry, and fiction. Their fiction is often less ideologically circumscribed than their formal art histories: the visual arts constituted a language for writing about the social position of women, and about questions of gender and sexuality. This essay considers how women introduced the visual arts and artist figur...

  4. Stranger than fiction: literary and clinical amnesia.

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    Dieguez, Sebastian; Annoni, Jean-Marie

    2013-01-01

    This chapter broadly covers literary uses of amnesia and memory disorders. Amnesia in fiction offers authors an efficient and dramatic device to tackle themes such as identity, personal liberty, or guilt. We argue against the common complaint that fictional amnesia is scientifically inaccurate, pointing out that the goals of literature are different from those of science, that amnesia is still poorly understood, and that real-life cases can sometimes be stranger than fiction. The chapter provides examples from the neuropsychological literature, media reports, mythology, historical cases, detective stories, war stories, theatrical plays, and other genres. Special attention is given to retrograde and dissociative amnesia, as these are the most frequent types of amnesia portrayed in fiction, while other types of memory disorders are more shortly treated. We argue that the predominance of disorders affecting autobiographical memory in fiction is in itself a revealing fact about the mechanisms of human memory, illustrating how fictional treatments of pathology can inform back neurological and psychological research. Copyright © 2013 S. Karger AG, Basel.

  5. Revolution in Detection Affairs

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    Stern W.

    2013-11-02

    The detection of nuclear or radioactive materials for homeland or national security purposes is inherently difficult. This is one reason detection efforts must be seen as just one part of an overall nuclear defense strategy which includes, inter alia, material security, detection, interdiction, consequence management and recovery. Nevertheless, one could argue that there has been a revolution in detection affairs in the past several decades as the innovative application of new technology has changed the character and conduct of detection operations. This revolution will likely be most effectively reinforced in the coming decades with the networking of detectors and innovative application of anomaly detection algorithms.

  6. Public affairs committee actions

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    The AGU Public Affairs Committee will create an ad hoc committee to consider possible AGU position statements concerning the effects of nuclear war.The action was taken at the May 31, 1983, meeting of the Committee at the AGU Spring Meeting in Baltimore. Present were Carroll Ann Hodges, Chairman, and members Thomas J. Ahrens, David Cauffman, Jared Cohon, Stamatios Krimigis, Robert Murphy, Raymond Roble, and George Shaw. Also attending were the current Congressional Fellow Arthur Weissman and SPR—Cosmic Rays Section Secretary Miriam Forman.

  7. Politics without Politics

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    Dean, Jodi

    2009-01-01

    textabstractProf.dr. Jodi Dean, hoogleraar politieke filosofie aan Hobart and William Smith Colleges (Geneva, New York), sprak donderdag 19 februari 2009 haar inaugurele rede uit, getiteld "Politics without politics". Dean is dit jaar Erasmus Professor op de Erasmus Chair of Humanities in de Faculteit der Wijsbegeerte. De Erasmus Wisselleerstoel is ingesteld door de G. Ph. Verhagen Stichting. V In haar oratie gaat Dean in op het thema democratie in relatie tot linkse politiek. Enkele politiek...

  8. History and fiction: an interview with Hugo Kogan

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    Estefanía Luján Di Meglio

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available The following text is an interview with the theater actor and director Hugo Kogan. The interview is about the play called Potestad by Eduardo Pavlovsky. The play was played by Kogan several times in different countries of the world. It is about the former Argentinian dictatorship. Historical memory, history, oblivion and fiction are some of the matters that organize the interview. They also bring up other matters that below to the past and to the present, going over to Argentinian history from the forms of exclusion of the Desert Campaign to the current days. In this way, the interview deals with politic, economic and cultural matters like the current theater situation.

  9. POSTCOLONIAL ARABIC FICTION REVISITED: NATURALISM AND EXISTENTIALISM IN GHASSAN KANAFANI’S MEN IN THE SUN

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    Shadi Saleh Neimneh

    2017-09-01

    Full Text Available This article looks into the postcolonial Arabic narrative of Ghassan Kanafani to examine its underplayed existential and naturalistic aspects. Postcolonial texts (and their exegeses deal with the effects of colonization/imperialism. They are expected to be political and are judged accordingly. Drawing on Kanafani’s Men in the Sun (1963, I argue that the intersection among existentialism and naturalism, on the one hand, and postcolonialism, on the other, intensifies the political relevance of the latter theory and better establishes the politically committed nature of Kanafani’s fiction of resistance. In the novella, the sun and the desert are a pivotal existential symbol juxtaposed against the despicable life led by three Palestinian refugees. The gruesome death we encounter testifies to the absurdity of life after attempts at self-definition through making choices. The gritty existence characteristic of Kanafani's work makes his representation of the lives of alienated characters more accurate and more visceral. Kanafani uses philosophical and sociological theories to augment the political nature of his protest fiction, one acting within postcolonial parameters of dispossession to object to different forms of imperialism and diaspora. Therefore, this article explores how global critical frameworks (naturalism and existentialism enrich the localized contexts essential to any study of postcolonial literature and equally move the traditional national allegory of Kanafani to a more realist/unidealistic level of political indictment against oppression.

  10. Historical Fiction or Fictionalized History? Problems for Writers of Historical Novels for Young Adults.

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    Brown, Joanne

    1998-01-01

    Considers the problems associated with writing historical fiction for young adults. Discusses problems of definition, "truth," balance between historical details and fictional elements, accuracy, and provenance. Discusses how such writing negotiates the fine line between contemporary sensibilities and historical accuracy, offering a lens…

  11. Fiction and Non-Fiction Reading and Comprehension in Preferred Books

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    Topping, Keith J.

    2015-01-01

    Are the books preferred and most enjoyed by children harder than other books they read? Are non-fiction books read and understood at the same level of difficulty as fiction books? The Accelerated Reader software offers computerized comprehension quizzes of real books individually chosen by children, giving children (and teachers, librarians, and…

  12. Not Just Pulp Fiction: Science Fiction Integral to U.S. Culture and LC Collections.

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    Johnson, Eric A.; Stumbaugh, Colleen R. C.

    1996-01-01

    Traces the evolution of the science fiction genre and its representation at the Library of Congress, including original paperbacks, hardcovers, television, film, and sound recordings. Highlights include science fiction "classics", the Library of Congress collection development policy, library programs, and preservation activities…

  13. 'Limbitless Solutions': the Prosthetic Arm, Iron Man and the Science Fiction of Technoscience.

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    Smith, Susan

    2016-12-01

    Early last year, a non-profit organisation called 'Limbitless Solutions' modelled a 3D printed prosthetic arm on a fighting suit that features in the popular superhero film series, Iron Man (2008-2013). In addition, 'Limbitless Solutions' resourcefully deployed the fictional character and inventor of the Iron Man suit, weapons specialist and philanthropist, Tony Stark, played by Robert Downey Jr, in a celebrity/superhero endorsed promotional short film, showing 'Tony', the 'real Iron Man', gifting the futuristic military styled 'gauntlet' to Alex, a 7-year-old boy with a partially developed right arm. Engaging with scholarly work on the science fiction of technoscience, prostheses and the posthuman, and disability and DIY assistive technology, I analyse 'Limbitless Solutions' use of science fiction in a high-profile media event that problematically portrays an impaired child 'in need' of 'repair' and subsequently 'fixed' by technology. Overall, the aim is to integrate science fiction tropes, such as the wounded hero, the fighting suit and prosthetic arm, with disability studies, to highlight the sustained challenges that emerging theories of disability and technology face as contemporary economic, political and ideological forces endorse and promote militarised images of cyborg assimilation over human variation and physical difference. Published by the BMJ Publishing Group Limited. For permission to use (where not already granted under a licence) please go to http://www.bmj.com/company/products-services/rights-and-licensing/.

  14. Student Affairs Capitalism and Early-Career Student Affairs Professionals

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    Lee, Jenny J.; Helm, Matthew

    2013-01-01

    This study explores student affairs capitalism as the alteration of professional practice towards the financial interests of institutions. Student affairs capitalism has the potential to create dynamics in which the interests of students become secondary to the institution's economic needs. This study examined this phenomenon from the perspectives…

  15. Fictionalization, conscientization and the trope of exile in Amandla and Third Generation

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    J. Geertsema

    1993-05-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this article is to examine Amandla (by Miriam TIali and Third Generation (by Sipho Sepamla as anti-apartheid novels of resistance which are faced by a number of serious contradictions. The article is an attempt to analyse the ways in which these texts seek to cope, on the one hand, with what seems to be a lost cause, a struggle without an end, and on the other hand with their own status as fictional texts which attempt to change precisely that which seems to deny all possibilities of subversion. Both texts attempt to make sense of a reality which is perceived to be so horrifyingly real as to be fictional (in the sense of the fictive, unreal, ethereal. On the one hand the power of the apartheid state is seen to be insurmountable, and on the other hand, that stale has to be subverted and destroyed. The resulting dialectic, posited in the texts, of the state of affairs in reality and the state of affairs that is desired, can only be solved by the use of the trope of exile as an imaginary resolution to a very real contradiction in order to achieve at least some measure of conscientization in the readership.

  16. Il reale in finzione. L'ibridazione di fiction e non-fiction nella letteratura contemporanea

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    Marco Mongelli

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available Questo saggio propone un breve excursus della storia dell’ibridazione di fiction e non-fiction in ambito occidentale, a partire dal new journalism e dal nonfiction novel fino all’attuale proliferazione di oggetti narrativi in cui è presente una finzionalizzazione del reale. A partire da alcuni faction contemporanei si illustreranno le diverse intenzioni e i diversi risultati estetici a cui possono giungere i tentativi di ibridare la fiction con il reportage giornalistico, il racconto di un caso di cronaca o di un pezzo di Storia, la biografia e il diario. Nelle forme sempre specifiche in cui ogni testo pensa e mette in scena il reale è spesso presente la convinzione che una verità ulteriore, più “vera”, si dia attraverso la menzogna letteraria, ovvero la fiction. This paper provides a brief account of the history of hybridization between fiction and non-fiction within Western literature, from the origins – the new journalism and the non-fiction novel – to the contemporary hypertrofia of “narrative objects” in which we can trace a process of fictionalization. Starting from contemporary factions we will illustrate the different intentions and the different aesthetic results of the attempts to hybridize fiction with journalistic reportage, true crime report, narrative history, diary or biography. Although each text thinks and depicts reality in a very specific form, it will clearly emerge that all factions share the belief that narrative fiction might be used as a key to achieve a more  authentic truth.

  17. Academician A.N. Sokolovsky and other prosecutors and judges who participated in the ULU (SVU trial (based on the materials of the State Political Department of the People’s Commissariat of Internal Affairs and the court records

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    B. G. Moskalov

    2017-06-01

    Full Text Available The ULU (Union of Liberation of Ukraine or Soiuz Osvobozhdeniia Ukrainy trial has been studied in the article. This trial was held in 1930 in Ukraine and initiated the mass repressions of Ukrainian intellectuals by the Stalin regime. Forty five (45 persons, in particular academicians, professors and employees of popular schooling, doctors and writers were brought to trial. A well-known scientist, academician S.A. Yefremov, the literature historian and the writer of political essays, who headed this organization, was put on trial. Defendants, the members of ULU were accused of clandestine, anti-Soviet, and nationalist activities. This trial was highlighted by mass-media. The historians studied the case fabrication, the inquest, the legal procedure, and who were the main defendants. Quite different objective has been set by the authors of this research paper; their task was to narrate a story of the adverse party of ULU trial, in particular the people that constituted the court, prosecuting officials and public prosecutors at the trial and their fate. Academician A.N. Sokolovsky was the main figure of the public prosecution, who represented the scientific circles of Ukraine. The reasons for nomination of academician A.N. Sokolovsky as the public prosecutor and also his personal motivations have been analyzed in the scientific paper. Also information about other principal participants of the trial and prosecution has been given, in particular the president of the court A.T. Prykhodko, associate justice Prof. I.P. Sokoliansky, Prof. G.I. Volkov, public prosecutors O.A. Slisarenko, P.P. Liubchenko, the prosecutors M.V. Mikhailike and L.S. Akhmatov. The course of trial and the participation of A.N. Sokolovsky in it, the questions put to the defendants, and his personal attitude to the ULU case have been described in the article. The research done allowed us to come to the conclusion that the importance of ULU trial went beyond the struggle with old

  18. Australian Queer Science Fiction Fans.

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    Kerry, Stephen Craig

    2017-10-23

    Science fiction (sf) does more than provide a fleeting moment of entertainment; it has many personal and social functions. In addition to offering audiences "romantic escapism" (Gerrold, 1996, pp. 5-6), sf also enables the "postulation of an alternative reality from which to contemplate this one" (Gerrold, 1996, pp. 5-6); as such, it is especially important "for groups which have had limited stakes in the status quo" (Jenkins, 1995, p. 242). To date, no research has been undertaken on the relationship between Australian queers and sf fandom. This article reports the findings of an online survey and explores the psycho-social features of Australian queer sf fans and why they like the genre. While the characteristics of this sample mirror those of Australian queers generally, they also have slightly higher rates of mental illness and are far more likely to state they have "no religion." Furthermore, while enjoying the "sciency" (P10, bisexual woman) aspects of sf, Australian queers also like the "poignant metaphors for our own civilization" (P45, asexual man).

  19. African Journal of International Affairs

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    The African Journal of International Affairs (AJIA) is a bi-annual publication of CODESRIA, Dakar, Senegal. It offers a platform for analyses on contemporary issues in African International Affairs in relation to global developments as they affect Africa. AJIA welcomes contributions in English and in French from both African ...

  20. USSR Report, International Affairs

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    conference, by the political realism ’ and sense of responsi- bility, which they showed. This enabled them to overcome many barriers arid difficulties in...desire to circumvent the acute social aspects of the topic and substitute abstract theorizing in the spirit of bourgeois neoclassical concepts for a

  1. Enhancing the professionalisation of student affairs through ...

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    education through conferences, organisations and publications, student affairs professionals ... assessment, student affairs, best practices, higher education. ..... on college campuses: Shifting the focus from teaching to learning. Boston, MA: Pearson. International Association of Student Affairs and Services (n.d.). History.

  2. Krystalizace historického okamžiku v mediální dialogické síti: etnometodologická analýza kauzy lhaní politika Haška / The Crystallization of a Historical Moment in the Media Dialogical Network: An Ethnomethodological Analysis of Hašek’s Political Affair

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    Kristýna Tesařová

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available This study deals with an analysis of the political affair in Czech Social Democratic Party. Politician M. Hašek and his colleagues refused to confess to their meeting with the president, which occurred immediately after the parliamentary elections in autumn 2013. The qualitative analysis of mass media texts is based on the combination of three analytical tools — concepts of media dialogical network, structured immediacy, and an apparatus of membership categorization analysis. The fact that the call for the resignation of the party’s leader B. Sobotka was linked to the secret meeting with the president after the election resulted in the description of the event as a coup. In contrast, politicians accused of coup organization claimed that the call was a spontaneous reaction on the party’s election results. Mass media labeled M. Hašek a liar and subsequently his rivals asked him and his colleagues to resign. The interpretation of their resignation was also twofold — according to Sobotka and his supporters, they were accepting their responsibility for crisis in the party, while Hašek’s group declared that they were responding to the election results. The accused politicians used historical parallels from undemocratic eras of the Czech history in order to delineate the mass media campaign against them, while the party’s leader and his supporters considered the event to be a part of their recent aim to gain power in the party. Sequential and categorization aspects of interaction appear to be closely connected in observed media dialogical network. Describing the event as a coup or rejecting it actually simultaneously reflected a conflict between the different perspectives on the sequence of actions. In addition, participants from both sides deepened their membership categorization by highlighting relevant historical antecedents. The mass media were also actively involved in the “crystallization” of the affair.

  3. Automated Fictional Ideation via Knowledge Base Manipulation.

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    Llano, Maria Teresa; Colton, Simon; Hepworth, Rose; Gow, Jeremy

    The invention of fictional ideas (ideation) is often a central process in the creative production of artefacts such as poems, music and paintings, but has barely been studied in the computational creativity community. We present here a general approach to automated fictional ideation that works by manipulating facts specified in knowledge bases. More specifically, we specify a number of constructions which, by altering and combining facts from a knowledge base, result in the generation of fictions. Moreover, we present an instantiation of these constructions through the use of ConceptNet, a database of common sense knowledge. In order to evaluate the success of these constructions, we present a curation analysis that calculates the proportion of ideas which pass a typicality judgement. We further evaluate the output of this approach through a crowd-sourcing experiment in which participants were asked to rank ideas. We found a positive correlation between the participant's rankings and a chaining inference technique that automatically assesses the value of the fictions generated through our approach. We believe that these results show that this approach constitutes a firm basis for automated fictional ideation with evaluative capacity.

  4. Fictional Discourse. Replies to Organon F Papers (Part II)

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    The author replies to the second part of the papers collected in the Supplementary Volume of Organon F 2015. He discusses the status of the literary text and the text-work relation, defends the account of fictional characters as complete beings situated (within the interpretation of narrative fiction) in the actual world, argues that the Kripkean causal theory of proper names is properly applicable also to texts of narrative fiction, defends an ontologically modest account of fictional charac...

  5. Veterans Affairs Suicide Prevention Synthetic Dataset

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    Department of Veterans Affairs — The VA's Veteran Health Administration, in support of the Open Data Initiative, is providing the Veterans Affairs Suicide Prevention Synthetic Dataset (VASPSD). The...

  6. Charting the Course for Civil Affairs in the New Normal

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    0323. Cover Photography : U.S. Marine Corps Civil Affairs Staff Sgt. Alan O’Donnell hands out soccer balls to children at a medical civic action...2015_national_security_strategy.pdf, p. 10.) 10 “Push” factors in violent extremism are socioeconomic, political , and cultural in nature. These include: a high level...activities may confer. Examples are access to material resources, social status, and the respect of peers; a sense of belonging ; and the prospect of

  7. The Role of Fiction in Experiments within Design, Art & Architecture

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    Knutz, Eva; Markussen, Thomas; Christensen, Poul Rind

    2014-01-01

    This paper offers a typology for understanding design fiction as a new approach in design research. The typology allows design researchers to explain design fictions according to 5 criteria.The typology is premised on the idea that fiction may integrate with reality in many different ways in design...

  8. Juvenile delinquency and violence in the fiction of three Kenyan ...

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    This essay is a preliminary examination of crime and violence in postcolonial Kenyan fiction. It examines how three Kenyan writers have dealt with the themes of crime and violence in their fiction. Through examination of the fiction of John Kiriamiti, Meja Mwangi and John Kigia, the paper postulates that the prevalence of ...

  9. Faith Fictions: "The Word between This World and God"

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    Le Tran, Mai-Anh

    2009-01-01

    The search for religious truth and depth in "fiction" invites a conceptualization of life and fictional narratives as "faith fictions"--narrative accounts of human experiences and the human condition that bridge this world and God. This article juxtaposes "Mother Crocodile", "Hunger", and "Lost in Translation" to highlight the ways in which they,…

  10. Using Fan Fiction to Teach Critical Reading and Writing Skills

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    Kell, Tracey

    2009-01-01

    In this article, the author talks about fan fiction, which is defined by Jenkins (2008) as "original stories and novels which are set in the fictional universe of favorite television series, films, comics, games or other media properties." Fan fiction generally involves writing stories with a combination of established characters and established…

  11. Children Reading Fiction Books Because They Want To

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    van Ours, J.C.

    2006-01-01

    This paper investigates the reading of fiction books by 15-year-olds in 18 OECD countries.It appears that girls fiction books more often than boys, whereas boys read comic books more often than girls.The intensity by which children read fiction books is influenced by parental education, family

  12. A Sense of Responsibility in Realistic Children's Fiction.

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    Rochelle, Warren

    1991-01-01

    Discusses the qualities of successful realistic children's fiction and examines issues involved in writing and publishing for children. A historical overview of the image of children in fiction is presented; dealing with sensitive, emotional topics is discussed; and concerns of editors and publishers of children's fiction are addressed. (12…

  13. Which Fiction Genres Are Notable & Best from 2000-2005?

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    Clark, Ruth Cox

    2005-01-01

    The fiction genre novels published in the US for children as well as for young adults and their responses to contemporary realistic fiction are discussed. The novels from both the 2000-2005 Children's Notables and Best Books for Young Adults lists displays a strong preference for historical fictions.

  14. Romance versus Reality: A Look at YA Romantic Fiction.

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    Kundin, Susan G.

    1985-01-01

    Study of young adult literature found that both formula romance fiction and contemporary realistic fiction reflect problems young people face daily. Three problem-concern areas were addressed by an average of 32.81% of romance books and 30.13% of realistic fiction--personal, intrafamily, and interpersonal. Romance books studied are listed. (14…

  15. The Role of Fiction in Experiments within Design, Art & Architecture

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    Knutz, Eva; Markussen, Thomas; Christensen, Poul Rind

    2013-01-01

    This paper offers a typology for understanding design fiction as a new approach in design research. The typology allows design researchers to explain design fictions according to 5 criteria: (1) “What if scenarios” as the basic construal principle of design fiction; (2) the manifestation of criti...

  16. Fictional Discourse. Replies to Organon F Papers (Part II)

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    Koťátko, Petr

    2016-01-01

    Roč. 23, č. 1 (2016), s. 102-124 ISSN 1335-0668 Institutional support: RVO:67985955 Keywords : fictional worlds * fictional characters * fictional names * pretense * text-work relation Subject RIV: AA - Philosophy ; Religion http://hdl.handle.net/11104/0258865

  17. First Contact: Science Fiction in the Library, 1920-1949.

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    Sullivan, Kathryn

    This report examining the status of science fiction in libraries during the 30-year period of the genre's infancy discusses past attitudes toward science fiction and policies concerning its selection and acquisition. In order to determine how strong an influence reviews would have been on the purchase of science fiction, the book announcements and…

  18. Taming the Alien Genre: Bringing Science Fiction into the Classroom.

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    Bucher, Kathrine T.; Manning, M. Lee

    2001-01-01

    Notes the popularity of the science fiction/fantasy genre, and offers a definition of these genres. Discusses teachers' reluctance to read or teach science fiction, but emphasizes its appeal and its usefulness. Discusses how teachers can select and use good science fiction books. Offers a checklist for evaluating such books, and suggests 18…

  19. Fiction, History and Pedagogy: A Double-Edged Sword

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    Clark, Penney; Sears, Alan

    2017-01-01

    There are many areas of overlap between history and fiction. Teachers of history have long recognized this connection and used a range of fictional accounts in their teaching. In this article, we argue that fiction is a double-edged sword that must be handled carefully. On the one hand, it presents compelling characters and accounts that provide…

  20. La fan fiction e la politica. Il caso Eymerich e la critica alla Chiesa cattolica

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    Alberto Sebastiani

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available This study analyzes the fan fiction related to the Eymerich novels written by Valerio Evangelisti. The aim is to identify which stories resume the mode of representation of political discourse that underlies the original novels, criticizing the contemporary Catholic Church. Empirical research has identified 26 texts published in books and online. They compose the corpus. The analysis has placed them from an historical and typological point of view, in connection with the recent scientific production on fan fiction and adaptations, relating them to the original novels both chronologically and thematically. Two texts in particular seem to assume the same mode of representation of the political discourse in the novels. A linguistic and stylistic analysis has identified how they build a relationship with current events, history, news and political reality, and how they move a critical reflection about the Catholic Church. Research has provided never collected data, allowing to reflect upon fandom reception, the practices of rewriting texts and the attention to the political discourse

  1. Modifiable futures: science fiction at the bench.

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    Milburn, Colin

    2010-09-01

    Science fiction remains an alien dimension of the history of science. Historical and literary studies of science have become increasingly attentive to various "literary technologies" in scientific practice, the metaphorical features of scientific discourse, and the impact of popular science writing on the social development of scientific knowledge. But the function of science fiction and even literature as such in the history of scientific and technological innovation has often been obscured, misconstrued, or repudiated owing to conventional notions of authorship, influence, and the organic unity of texts. The better to address those close encounters where scientific practice makes use of speculative fiction, this essay proposes that we instead analyze such exchanges as processes of appropriation, remixing, and modification.

  2. Stranger than fiction: Fan identity in cosplay

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    Nicolle Lamerichs

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Academic accounts of fan cultures usually focus on creative practices such as fan fiction, fan videos, and fan art. Through these practices, fans, as an active audience, closely interpret existing texts and rework them with texts of their own. A practice scarcely examined is cosplay ("costume play", in which fans produce their own costumes inspired by fictional characters. Cosplay is a form of appropriation that transforms and actualizes an existing story in close connection to the fan community and the fan's own identity. I provide analytical insights into this fan practice, focusing on how it influences the subject. Cosplay is understood as a performative activity and analyzed through Judith Butler's concept of performativity. I specifically focus on boundaries between the body and dress, and on those between reality and fiction. I aim to show that cosplay emphasizes the personal enactment of a narrative, thereby offering new perspectives on fan identity.

  3. High on Crime Fiction and Detection

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    Grodal, Torben Kragh

    2010-01-01

    centrally fueled in the minds of viewers and readers by the mammalian dopamine seeking/wanting system developed for seeking out resources by foraging and hunting and important for focused mental and physical goal-directed activities. The article describes the way the working of the seeking system explains...... of moral commitment that make them role models for modern work ethics. The article is part of bio-cultural research that describes how biology and culture interact as argued in Grodal’s Embodied Visions. K......This article analyzes the psychological and neurological underpinnings of crime fiction and discusses the interrelation between cultural and biological-evolutionary determinants of fictions of detection. It argues that although crime fiction is a product of modern life conditions, it is also...

  4. Reading literary fiction improves theory of mind.

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    Kidd, David Comer; Castano, Emanuele

    2013-10-18

    Understanding others' mental states is a crucial skill that enables the complex social relationships that characterize human societies. Yet little research has investigated what fosters this skill, which is known as Theory of Mind (ToM), in adults. We present five experiments showing that reading literary fiction led to better performance on tests of affective ToM (experiments 1 to 5) and cognitive ToM (experiments 4 and 5) compared with reading nonfiction (experiments 1), popular fiction (experiments 2 to 5), or nothing at all (experiments 2 and 5). Specifically, these results show that reading literary fiction temporarily enhances ToM. More broadly, they suggest that ToM may be influenced by engagement with works of art.

  5. ABOUT LOVE, MURDER AND EMERALDS. IOAN PETRU CULIANU'S ”SERIOUSLY” GAME WITH FICTION

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    Ciprian Iulian TOROCZKAI

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    Full Text Available This study looks into how Ioan Petru Culianu illustrated some of his ideas, as a historian of religions and as a philosopher of culture, in one of his literary works, The Emeralds Game. This novel is more than mere detective fiction, it is also a magic and esoteric novel, and to understand it we need to refer to magic, astrologic or geomantic practices. This means the considerations the author expressed in his other essential scientific works are “logically” extended, continued in this literary writing. The contemporaneity of the work is suggested by the significant fictional world it proposes, a world where the political blends with the religious, where reality blends with the psychological, science with adventure; all these aspects bring this novel to the same level with other similar novels, like Umberto Eco’s Name of the Rose or Dan Brown’s Da Vinci Code.

  6. Between humans and beasts: the fictional uncanny in The Great God Pan and Shame

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    Full Text Available http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/2175-8026.2017v70n1p91 The purpose of this work is to analyze two fictional works, Arthur Machen’s novella The Great God Pan and Salman Rushdie’s novel Shame, which contain unusual situations and events, examining them to discuss how the fantastic elements in both texts relate to the  context of production of the works, that is, respectively, the nineteenth century and the second half of the twentieth century. Machen promoted a break with the tradition of horror stories, then in vogue, and Rushdie introduced features of Magical Realism into the Indian Postcolonial Literature. Temporally distant, the two works resort to the same device, typical of fantastic fiction, the metamorphosis of characters, and, through it, the authors build a subliminal criticism of the political and social system dominant in their own time.

  7. Korean Affairs Report

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    parentheses. Words or names preceded by a ques - tion mark and enclosed in parentheses were not clear in the original but have been supplied as appropriate in...Proposal 36 Smog Threatens Seoul Olympians 36 SOUTH KOREA POLITICS AND GOVERNMENT Interview With NKDP Standing Committee Adviser Kim Yong-sam...SK] /9738 SMOG THREATENS SEOUL OLYMPIANS—Pyongyang, 2 Aug (KCNA)—Dr Ron Maughan, a leading British researcher in sports medicine of Scotland’s

  8. USSR Report, International Affairs

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    1986-05-28

    Angola IDEOLOGY AND POLITICS . B. Klyuyev. Islam in India • • • OUR TRIBUNAL ,.,■., Said Amir Zara . Afghanistan. The Social Base of Revolution...states. An example of such cooperation may be the relations with India . They are distinguished by a high degree of trust and mutual understanding. The...an exhibit entitled "Contemporary Industrial Technology of Austria" which will be an important part of the year’s bilateral economic relations

  9. Fictions et interactions : les fictions artistiques et la question de l’espace

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    Dans cette courte présentation, je vais esquisser quelques questions sur les rapports possibles entre l’espace et la fiction puis je vais faire un aperçu sur l’évolution de la ligne de recherche Fictions et interactions. Dans la première partie, je vais aborder trois questions : 1) le rapport entre la fiction et l’espace des images, 2) les espaces immersifs et 3) trois exemples d’oeuvres artistiques et performatives qui mettent en jeu les espaces en réalités alternées. RESUMO Nessa cur...

  10. J. M. Coetzee and the Politics of Selfhood | Smuts | English in Africa

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    J. M. Coetzee's most recent publication in the field of autobiographical fiction, Summertime (2009), opens with a description of a politically motivated murder of South African citizens in Botswana. This murder, we are told, is one in a long chain of political crimes, reported “week after week” (4) by the press, along with denials ...

  11. The Myth of Political Correctness. The Conservative Attack on Higher Education.

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    Wilson, John K.

    This book examines the phenomenon of "political correctness" in higher education and argues that it is a powerful conspiracy theory created by conservatives and the media who have manipulated resentment against leftist radicals into a backlash against a fictional monster, political correctness. The first chapter describes in detail the…

  12. Dramatising Family Violence: The Domestic Politics of Shame and Blame

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    Nicholson, Helen

    2009-01-01

    This paper examines an education programme devised by the New Zealand educational theatre company, "Everyday Theatre," which offers a fictional representation of family abuse. The paper raises political questions about the dramatic representation of the family as a social system, and examines how the boundaries between private feelings…

  13. Art imitates life: Edward G. Landsdale and the fiction of Vietnam = A arte imita a vida: Edward G. Landsdale e a ficção da guerra de Vietnã

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    2009-01-01

    This article examines the adaptation of an historical person, the Air-Force officer and CIA operative named Edward G. Landsdale, as a model for fictional characters in three novels – English, American, and French – dealing with the early years of the Americaninvolvement in Vietnam. Landsdale’s political career and the historical background of his contribution to the creation of the anti-Communist state of South Vietnam is outlined, followed by an examination of his fictionalization in Graham ...

  14. Science Fiction and Life after Death

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    Science fiction (SF) is, and has been since its inception as a self-conscious genre, centrally and persistently interested in presenting some version of or figure for an afterlife, some way to survive the death of the body, some place where our consciousness might live on after we die. We can find representations of an afterlife within every period of SF properly so-called, from late-nineteenth-century “scientific romance” to Campbellian magazine fiction, to the New Wave of the 1960s, to the ...

  15. Homophobia, heteronormativity, and slash fan fiction

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    Full Text Available I analyze the relationship between homophobia/heteronormativity and slash fan fiction. Through reading and coding almost 6,000 pages of Kirk/Spock fan fiction written from 1978 to 2014, I illuminate shifts in how normative gender and sexuality are portrayed by K/S authors. Writers of K/S, while ostensibly writing about the 23rd century, consciously or unconsciously include cultural norms from the 20th and 21st centuries. Thus, slash becomes a lens through which readers can view a decrease in both homophobia and heteronormativity in US culture over the past several decades.

  16. Homophobia, heteronormativity, and slash fan fiction

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    April S. Callis

    2016-01-01

    I analyze the relationship between homophobia/heteronormativity and slash fan fiction. Through reading and coding almost 6,000 pages of Kirk/Spock fan fiction written from 1978 to 2014, I illuminate shifts in how normative gender and sexuality are portrayed by K/S authors. Writers of K/S, while ostensibly writing about the 23rd century, consciously or unconsciously include cultural norms from the 20th and 21st centuries. Thus, slash becomes a lens through which readers can view a decrease in ...

  17. Children Reading Fiction Books Because They Want To

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    2006-01-01

    This paper investigates the reading of fiction books by 15-year-olds in 18 OECD countries. It appears that girls read fiction books more often than boys, whereas boys read comic books more often than girls. The intensity by which children read fiction books is influenced by parental education, family structure, and the number of books and TVs at home. Reading comic books does not affect the reading of fiction books. Parents who want their children to read fiction books frequently should have ...

  18. A Survey of Contemporary African American Poetry, Drama, & Fiction

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    Full Text Available Analysis of literature indicates that varying viewpoints about different elements which define contemporary African American Literature has been identified. Majority of the scholarly works on African American writing are built on foundation of culture, political oppression and the need to express their true needs. This paper explores the current trends in contemporary African American Literature by examining tenets in poetry, fiction and drama.  Through the ages African American poetry, novels and drama can be considered to a chronicle documenting the struggles of a race which has been debated, debased and their humanity violated to the fight against oppression, social and political empowerment. From the views of this paper it can be concluded that the African American writing is not simply a reflection of the chain of events that took place but was a factor in change. Most of the writers and the works which have been highlighted in this essay have shown one primary theme: the use of literature as the means to voice their anger about social and economic repression. Keywords: s

  19. Teaching Science Fact with Science Fiction

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    Raham, R. Gary

    2004-01-01

    The literature of science fiction packs up the facts and discoveries of science and runs off to futures filled with both wonders and warnings. Kids love to take the journeys it offers for the thrill of the ride, but they can learn as they travel, too. This book will provide the reader with: (1) an overview of the past 500 years of scientific…

  20. Reaching Nonscience Students through Science Fiction

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    Smith, Donald A.

    2009-01-01

    In 2006 I had the chance to design a physics course for students not majoring in scientific fields. I chose to shape the course around science fiction, not as a source for quantitative problems but as a means for conveying important physics concepts. I hoped that, by encountering these concepts in narratives, students with little or no science or…

  1. Understanding Management, Trade, and Society Through Fiction

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    Holt, Robin; Zundel, Mike

    2014-01-01

    The article analyzes the television series "The Wire," focusing on elements of the series of interest in relation to management science. The authors discuss strengths of the show as fiction, including the density of its portrayal of urban life and its avoidance of closure. Other topics include...

  2. Fiction and Conviction | Blackburn | Philosophical Papers

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    I claim that there is nothing so unusual in the interleaving of myth or fiction and history that Williams finds in Herodotus. I also reflect on the difficulty of separating acceptance of truth from acceptance of myth, metaphor, and model, not only in history but also in science. Philosophical Papers Vol.32(3) 2003: 243-260 ...

  3. Stranger that fiction parallel universes beguile science

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    2007-01-01

    Is the universe -- correction: 'our' universe -- no more than a speck of cosmic dust amid an infinite number of parallel worlds? A staple of mind-bending science fiction, the possibility of multiple universes has long intrigued hard-nosed physicists, mathematicians and cosmologists too.

  4. Urban Image in Iranian Fiction Films

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    Azam Ravadrad

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available Tehran as a symbol of Iranian modernity has been considered in many Iranian fiction films. Representation of Tehran in cinema can be the representation of Iranian modernity revolution. This study focuses on the representation of urban image in Iranian fiction films through critical theories such as Simmel or Benjamin opinions. In this article we discus about the mediator role of cinema for representing the Urban life Image and confliction of modernity in Iran.Meanwhile some megalopolis such as Paris, Berlin, Moscow, New York and sanpitersboorg est.…have had great opportunity for understanding confliction of modernity in their situation, Tehran has never have that chance. Regarding to this vacuum we want to explain the role of Iranian fiction films for understanding the entrance of modernity consequences in different eras. We believed that fiction films can represent confliction of city and village, represent of modern dualities, non cohesive rationality and many other gaps in Iranian modernity that we have to know.

  5. A COMPUTER ANALYSIS OF FICTIONAL PROSE STYLE.

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    FUNDAMENTAL CHARACTERISTICS OF FICTIONAL PROSE STYLE WERE STUDIED THROUGH SYSTEMATIC AND OBJECTIVE ANALYSES OF NOVELISTIC SYNTAX AND VOCABULARY. SAMPLE PASSAGES FROM THE MAJOR NOVELS OF JANE AUSTEN, THE BRONTE SISTERS, AND GEORGE ELIOT AS WELL AS NOVELS BY 13 OTHER AUTHORS WERE ANALYZED. INFORMATION ON PASSAGE SENTENCES, CLAUSES, AND WORDS WAS…

  6. Stranger than fiction parallel universes beguile science

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    A staple of mind-bending science fiction, the possibility of multiple universes has long intrigued hard-nosed physicists, mathematicians and cosmologists too. We may not be able -- at least not yet -- to prove they exist, many serious scientists say, but there are plenty of reasons to think that parallel dimensions are more than figments of eggheaded imagination.

  7. Aphra Behn--Fiction: Sources for Criticism.

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    This handout is a guide to library resources in the J. Murrey Atkins Library at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, and is intended to help students find sources of criticism on the fiction of the British Restoration writer, Aphra Behn. The guide explains important reference sources in the Atkins library reference collection and how to…

  8. Fiction and Religious Education: Be Not Afraid

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    Siejk, Cate

    2009-01-01

    This article is the conversion story of a university professor and voracious reader who has always been afraid to incorporate fiction into her classes. It maps her journey from believing that novels and short stories are effective pedagogical tools only when they are in the hands of competent English professors to recognizing the innumerable…

  9. Online Fan Fiction, Global Identities, and Imagination

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    2009-01-01

    Based on longitudinal data from a three year ethnographic study, this article uses discourse analytic methods to explore the literacy and social practices of three adolescent English language learners writing in an online fan fiction community. Theoretical constructs within globalization and literacy studies are used to describe the influences of…

  10. A Pedagogical Approach to Detective Fiction

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    2011-01-01

    One of the main concerns when teaching a foreign language is how to encourage students to read and become interested in its literature. This article presents detective fiction as a pedagogical tool that provides the key elements to make it appealing for young readers. In this way, the mystery, the action and the suspense in the story; the figure…

  11. A Look at Young Children's Realistic Fiction.

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    1980-01-01

    Analyzes recent realistic fiction for children produced in the United States in terms of ethnicity, stereotyped behavior, and themes. Concludes that the sample did not reflect equivalent treatment of males and females nor the culturally pluralistic makeup of U.S. society. Provides an annotated bibliography of the books analyzed. (Author/FL)

  12. Stranger than fiction: parallel universes beguile science

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    2007-01-01

    Is the universe-correction: 'our' universe-no more than a speck of cosmic dust amid an infinite number of parallel worlds? A staple of mind-bending science fiction, the possibility of multiple universes has long intrigued hard-nosed physicists, mathematicians and cosmologists too.

  13. Modern Kannada Fiction: A Critical Anthology.

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    Krishnamurthi, M.G., Ed.; Ramanujan, A.K.

    This anthology of modern Kannada fiction is written for the second-year student of Kannada who has finished an intensive course such as is covered in "Kannada: A Cultural Introduction to the Spoken Styles of Language" (ED 016 196). It is assumed that the student is familiar with all the basic structures of the language and writing system and will…

  14. Sisters Hope - Protected by the Fiction

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    Lawaetz, Anna; Hallberg, Gry Worre

    2011-01-01

    In this article we will introduce the fictional and art-pedagogical universe of Sisters Hope and describe how it in different ways transcends into contexts beyond the art world and thus functions as a tool to democratize the aesthetic dimension and mode of being within high schools, academia...

  15. Oral Insulin-Fact or Fiction?

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    Home; Journals; Resonance – Journal of Science Education; Volume 8; Issue 5. Oral Insulin – Fact or Fiction? - Possibilities of Achieving Oral Delivery of Insulin. K Gowthamarajan Giriraj T Kulkarni. General Article Volume 8 Issue 5 May 2003 pp 38-46 ...

  16. Stepping into Science Fiction: Understanding the Genre

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    Barone, Diane; Barone, Rebecca

    2014-01-01

    This manuscript focuses on fifth graders' understanding of science fiction. It is argued that it is necessary for students to understand both reading strategies and the key elements of a genre for comprehension. Students read "The Giver" within literature circles and conversation and written responses about the book were used for…

  17. Science Fiction, Ethics and the Human Condition

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    Baron, Christian; Halvorsen, Peter Nicolai; Cornea, Christine

    This book explores what science fiction can tell us about the human condition in a technological world (with the dilemma's and consequences that this entails) and also engages with the genre at points where we apparently find it on the far side of science, technology or human existence. As such, ...

  18. Hippocrates: facts and fiction | Retief | Acta Theologica

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    Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine, is reviewed as a historical person and in terms of his contribution to medicine in order to distinguish fact from fiction. Contemporary and later sources reveal that many (possibly untrue) legends accumulated around this enigmatic figure. The textual tradition and the composition of the ...

  19. Hybrid Fictionality and Vicarious Narrative Experience

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    Hatavara, Mari Annukka; Mildorf, Jarmila

    2017-01-01

    – an interview and an online museum exhibition – show that the employment of fictional modes of mind representation and cognitive attribution occur in conversational and documentary storytelling even if the reference is to the actual world. The results indicate that the procedures used to present and engage...

  20. Science Fiction Exhibits as STEM Gateways

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    Robie, Samantha

    Women continue to hold less than a quarter of all STEM jobs in the United States, prompting many museums to develop programs and exhibits with the express goal of interesting young girls in scientific fields. At the same time, a number of recent museum exhibits have harnessed the popularity of pop culture and science fiction in order to interest general audiences in STEM subject matter, as well as using the exhibits as springboards to expand or shift mission goals and focus. Because science fiction appears to be successful at raising interest in STEM fields, it may be an effective way to garner the interest of young girls in STEM in particular. This research seeks to describe the ways in which museums are currently using science fiction exhibits to interest young girls in STEM fields and careers. Research focused on four institutions across the country hosting three separate exhibits, and included staff interviews and content analysis of exhibit descriptions, promotional materials, a summative evaluation and supplementary exhibit productions. In some ways, science fiction exhibits do serve young girls, primarily through the inclusion of female role models, staff awareness, and prototype testing to ensure interactives are attractive to girls as well as to boys. However, STEM appears to be underutilized, which may be partly due to a concern within the field that the outcome of targeting a specific gender could be construed as "stereotyping".

  1. Teaching Modern Literature: Poetry and Fiction.

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    This monograph, part of a series for language arts teachers, discusses the essential components for teaching modern poetry and modern fiction. The section on modern poetry considers traditional versus modern poetry, modernism in poetry, imagism, the function of poetry in modern times, social change in poetry, and offers a brief list of recommended…

  2. Political Kidnappings in Turkey, 1971-1972

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    and candor * Brian Jenkins, David Ronfeldt, and Ralph Strauch, with the assis- tance of Janera Johnson, Dealing with Political Kidnapping (U), The... David Ronfeldt, and Ralph Strauch~ Dealing with Political Kidnapping (U), The Rand Corporation, R-1857-DOS/ARPA, September 1976 (Secret). -38...personal emissary, a former charge d’affaires in Turkey, Moshe Sasson . On at least two occasions, Eban expressed the confidence of his government in the

  3. European Urban Fictions in China.

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    2008-11-01

    Full Text Available Les fictions des cités européennes en Chine. À propos des travesties urbaines, des parodies et des transpositions mimétiques. En Chine règne une forme de Gründerzeit (années de fondation lors de l’ère wilhelminienne correspondant à une période d’expansion économique. Une des manifestations est le mouvement migratoire très important de la province vers les villes. Plus de 200 millions de travailleurs se précipitent ainsi actuellement vers les métropoles. Pour soulager ces grandes villes désormais pleines à craquer, s’est engagé un processus de construction de « villes-satellites » et de « villes-dortoirs» partout dans le pays. Dans ce contexte, on explore de nouvelles voies post-modernes qui se distinguent manifestement des planifications pour décharger les villes, en cours aux XIXe et XXe siècles. À souligner en particulier dans ce processus de construction sont notamment les« villes à thème » à travers lesquelles on essaie d’amener l’esprit de construction urbaine, l’art de vivre ou tout simplement l’image de cultures étrangères en Chine. Ces physionomies de villes « importées » des cultures occidentales se confrontent ainsi à un code urbain qui est caractérisé par un accroissement dense, une centralité linéaire-hiérarchique, des façades d’écrans et surtout par un dualisme prononcé entre un espace urbain fermé et un espace urbain ouvert. Cette dernière est représentée par des espaces de mobilité et de commerce. À l’inverse, l’espace fermé s’exprime en dehors des institutions de production, d’administration, d’éducation et de justice notamment par les lotissements. En Chine, les citadins habitent presque intégralement dans des voisinages clos (‘compounds’. Au final, toute orchestration de la ville chinoise se soumet à ce dualisme de l’espace ouvert et l’espace fermé.    L’article décrit et analyse les implications spatiales d’une transposition

  4. Young Adult Fiction by African American Writers, 1968-1993: A Critical and Annotated Guide.

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    Kutenplon, Deborah; Olmstead, Ellen

    This bibliography presents annotations and critical appraisals of all fiction titles published between 1968 and 1993 by African American authors and targeting young adult readers--166 titles by 57 authors. Only works of fiction--historical fiction, modern realistic fiction, fantasy and science fiction, and mystery and suspense--by African American…

  5. Academic Entrepreneurship, Innovation Policies and Politics in Greece

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    Arapostathis, Stathis

    2010-01-01

    This paper explores the process of the emergence in Greece of the "Triple Helix", and the nature of the "Helix" in the context of the concurrent changes occurring in Greek socio-political affairs. The influence of politics and innovation policies on the relationships between academia and government and industry is considered.…

  6. 25 CFR 141.29 - Political contributions restricted.

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    ... 25 Indians 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Political contributions restricted. 141.29 Section 141.29 Indians BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES BUSINESS PRACTICES ON THE NAVAJO, HOPI AND ZUNI RESERVATIONS General Business Practices § 141.29 Political contributions...

  7. Citizenship Education as a Panacea for Political Stability in Nigeria

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    inevitably generate conflicts that engender political instability in the political system of the country. In order to restore ... voting and paying taxes and also the benefits or entitlements that they have right to demand from the government ... public affairs, human conflict and its resolution and the sources and exercise of power”.

  8. USSR Report Political and Sociological Affairs No. 1417.

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    1983-06-10

    criti- cized Lunacharskiy in a severe, but friendly way when he became involved with religion or tried to popularize in Russia the idealist theory...The journal RUSSKIY YAZYK I LITERATURA V AZERBAYDZHANSKOY SHKOLE [Russian Lan- guage and Literature in the Azerbaijan School] has been working for...festivals take place here in the Russian language. 53 Russian language days and weeks, festivals and olympiads are especially popular among the numerous

  9. East Europe Report Political, Sociological and Military Affairs No. 2182.

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    1983-08-11

    Air Ser- vice (SAS), the, FRG’s GSG-9 and the Italian Nuzzleo Operativo Centrale di Sizurezza, called the "leather heads" because they do not remove...interests, brought about by the position on the market . What do we get, Pasic wonders, when these day-to-day, partial interests are institutionalized...Yugoslav society exists at all, on the other. There are elementary facts in newspapers every day which show that the Yugoslav market does not function

  10. East Europe Report: Political, Sociological and Military Affairs, No. 2193

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    1983-09-06

    published many materials which reviewed uncritically therapeutical methods of hatha yoga and try to distinguish the so-called ’purely sport aspects* of...karate. But Zen Buddhism serves as that ideological basis, and yoga is not merely a physical exercise system but a complex teaching regarding the...alcoholism, drug addiction , and a parasitical way of life require still more firm and decisive actions. The legal instruments which the proposed law

  11. East Europe Report, Political, Sociological and Military Affairs, No. 2134.

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    1983-04-28

    sister Helena, who had lived her entire life in Poland, that when in 1945, he found his family domicile in Warsaw, he knelt and kissed the pavement. He...The GDR also denies that war toys foster aggressive behavior in children. Habitually dealing with weapons, military equipment and soldiers is...the total number of per- sons in these categories, possibly broken down by sex or place of residence . However, we do not even have these elementary

  12. East Europe Report, Political, Sociological and Military Affairs, No. 2169.

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    1983-07-20

    members of the Commission, other highly developed capitalist countries such as Australia and Japan, and several third-world countries which could...boom, which is paying the tribute to overpopulation , a city with an almost Babylonian mixture of ways of life, nationalities, languages and

  13. USSR Report, Political and Sociological Affairs, No. 1416

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    1983-06-07

    antiwar measures have been undertaken by the Asian Buddhist conference for peace and the Pan-African Conference of Churches. Alongside the growth of... routine campaign, and began to implant it without having made the necessary psychological and organizational preparations and—which is most important...Orthodox monasteries in the spread of culture and is stirred by the creation of the ideal of the Russian zealot monk who ’devoted himself to the

  14. East Europe Report, Political, Sociological and Military Affairs, No. 2185

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    1983-08-15

    Hungary, Cze- choslovakia, the USA, Japan, India , Italy and Britain took part in the conference. I must note that the partici- pants included...even the journal / Historia / which fulfills the task of promoting historical knowledge, truly signififies a rise in the level of mass demand. I feel

  15. East Europe Report, Political, Sociological and Military Affairs

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    1985-03-20

    aid a recognition of the realities of the present. The ancient Romans knew that " historia est magistra vitae", history is the teacher of life. A...impossible at the moment. Archbishop Gulbinowicz has gone to Rome . Upon his return, he will definitely make a statement if be so wishes." Says Adam Grabowski

  16. East Europe Report, Political, Sociological and Military Affairs

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    1984-09-28

    Leibniz , Gottfried Wilhelm , "Collectanea Etymologica," Hanover, 1717. 9. Obermuller, Wilhelm , "Deutsch-Keltisches, Geschichtlick-Geographissches Wört...is, former Celt- ic territories in the centuries B. C. or those inhabited by Celtic peoples . _, even today. f . - t/.: Gottfried ... Wilhelm Leibnitz in his Celtic-German etmological dictionary (1717)/ ^ uses the Celtic geographic term "ardal" in the sense of region. _ .^ ,;fy

  17. East Europe Report, Political, Sociological and Military Affairs.

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    1984-10-10

    Article by Viktor Meier: "In Zagreb the Dogmatists Dream"] [Excerpts] In early summer there was a strike at the " Nikola Tesla " electro- technical...Bucharest garrison. The meeting was opened by Colonel General Marin Nicolescu, deputy minister of national defense. Colonel Nikola Krivlev, military

  18. East Europe Report, Political, Sociological and Military Affairs No. 2114

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    1983-03-07

    Michalowska-Gemowska is a delegate to the Gdansk-Center City district conference. 36 Executitye RoQrd on.. CulturA Needs Gdansk DZIENNIK BALT¥CKI in...fringe of society without hope of returning to the mainstream of life. CSO: 2600/400 69 POLAND RESULTS OF SOCIOLOGICAL RESEARCH ON YOUTH ATTITUDES

  19. East Europe Report, Political, Sociological and Military Affairs, No. 2170

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    1983-07-25

    nation’s growth, it provides protection and care for the family, motherhood and upbringing of the young generation; (8) provides health care for...we dare not fall into the pitfall of making a myth of the party. Although it is true that in the work of the Krajger Commission the LC did man

  20. East Europe Report, Political, Sociological and Military Affairs, No. 2079.

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    1982-11-24

    graduates of the lycee or veterans on their instruments. In musical comedies , it seems that there are no types of distinctions made. In this area for...those who struggle for national freedom and independence, against imperialism, colonialism, racism and hegemonism and any form of 170 domination and

  1. East Europe Report, Political, Sociological and Military Affairs, No. 2167

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    1983-07-15

    thinking and action from the same system of values. What produces them is, on one hand, the objective existential conditions of a given group of people...remained. Between Dispute and Conflict Disputes always will be—it could be said—an element of authentic action by trade unions. It is precisely by...On the day of the holiday as well as on the very eve of 1 May, attractive cultural performances, festivals and sports and tourism events will be

  2. East Europe Report, Political, Sociological and Military Affairs, No. 2151

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    1983-06-10

    buyers snap up these books in a matter of minutes; therefore, the number of editions and the number of copies printed should be increased, and the...visit. People were outraged and made derisive jokes. The reaction of the buyers was exceptionally critical. This case undermines the authority of...when drug use has become an addiction? /Answer/ The basic symptom is a physical compulsion to take the next dose. This is.a sign that the chemical

  3. China Report, Political, Sociological and Military Affairs, No. 445.

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    1983-08-11

    Zhen, deputy chief of staff of the P.L.A. Navy; Cheng Wang, vice-chairman of the board of directors of the China state ship- building corporation...2885 0337], Li Gui [2621 6311], Li Tielin [2621 6993 2651], Li Yuying [2621 3022 5391], Li Cuiling [2621 5050 3781] (F), Yang Bingqi [2799 4426 4388...Han Weixian [7281 3850 0341], Cheng Baohua [4453 1405 5478] (F), Cheng Xichang [4453 0823 2490], Fu Qin [0265 0530] (F, Manchu), Wen Yuzhi [3306 3768

  4. USSR Report: Political and Sociological Affairs, No. 1478.

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    1983-11-18

    1983 REVIEWED Moscow KOMSOMOL’SKAYA PRAVDA in Russian 14 Sep 83 p 2 [Review by V. Sulemov, professor,, doctor of historiaal ^sciences, Lenin...time. The mass production commissions of the trade- union committees have been called upon to ask for regular oral reports at their sessions from

  5. USSR Report, Political and Sociological Affairs, No. 1443

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    1983-08-10

    beans, peanuts, palm oil, in order to make their export stable. At the same time we want to develop animal husbandry for the increase of the...barrels of palm oil, plantations of cacaos and warehouses filled up with dark brown beans constituted a characteristic trait of the "landscape" in...various regions of the country. Nigeria held the leading place in the world in the export of peanuts and the oil produced from them, palm kernels

  6. East Europe Report, Political, Sociological and Military Affairs, No. 2150

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    1983-06-09

    English -language sources are transcribed or reprinted, with the original phrasing and other characteristics retained. Headlines, editorial reports...retrained at the expense of the enter- prise, and assigned on new production plants. The result: the bureaucratic hydrocephalus shrank fro 28.5

  7. China Report, Political, Sociological and Military Affairs, No. 465.

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    1983-10-24

    Comrade Jianying left Nanyue in early June and arrived at Chongqing via Guilin . After Ye left Nanyue, Comrade Li Tao took up the post of...or in improving the people’s lives, it is necessary to continue to stress the control of population increase as a major item. This is our national...the control of population increase, the great strategic significance and urgency of carrying out planned parenthood, and has specifically

  8. East Europe Report, Political, Sociological and Military Affairs, No. 2175.

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    1983-08-02

    setting up consultation-information centers. During the first year, they were opened in Bydgoszcz, Gdansk-Wrzeszcz, Kalisz, Katowice , Krakow, Lublin...Organizational activity centered around the local Solidarity elements. The KPN had its greatest impact in the Solidarity elements of Katowice , Siedlce, Plock

  9. East Europe Report, Political, Sociological and Military Affairs, No. 2174.

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    1983-08-02

    ACTIVITIES REPORTED Party Indoctrination Required Katowice TRYBUNA ROBOTNICZA in Polish 26 May 83 p 3 [Article by Ireneusz Leczek: "What Do They...folder, the year 1948 and the title "Special Publication of the Provincial School of the Polish Workers’ Party in Katowice " is embossed in boldface...party members connected with agriculture. The school in Lodz specializes in ideological problematics. The Katowice school teaches comrades from

  10. East Europe Report, Political, Sociological and Military Affairs, No. 2160.

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    1983-06-30

    34 to increase—despite the experienced troubles—at any rate, substantial postwar assets. Bielsko-Biala Province PRON Congress Katowice TRYBUNA...which has its headquarters in Gorlice. Effective PRON Methods of Activity Katowice TRYBUNA ROBOTNICZA in Polish 5 Apr 83 p 3 [Discussion with PRON...action will be proposed? Such is the subject of dis- cussions that we conducted with participants of the PRON congress in Warsaw from Katowice

  11. East Europe Report, Political, Sociological and Military Affairs, No. 2161

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    1983-07-06

    of higher learning for the coming school year we will be accepting, e.g., at the School of Law and Philosophy of the UK [ Comenius University] on the...Pope John Paul II carried out by the Turkish neofascist Ali Agca. And it would be possible to continue. Two priorities are clearly evident in current...based, according to the wish of Pope John Paul II, on "religious instruction," on the catechism. That is, the teaching of Christ’s Gospel with a

  12. China Report, Political, Sociological and Military Affairs No. 436.

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    1983-07-08

    in the compound which houses nine families with 25 people ranging from an octogenarian to teenagers . Zhang Qingheng, 54, a worker at the No 5...accepted, together with materialist thought, from Feuerbach. Sometimes, Marx even linked humanitarianism with communism. Such a phenomenon was

  13. USSR Report, Political and Sociological Affairs, Number 1309.

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    1982-09-23

    explanation of religion and of the ways to overcome it without solving the problems of the formation of a scientifically materialist atheistic worldview." (p...educational work among children and teenagers in schools, vocational and technical training schools and tekhnikums, in production facilities and at

  14. East Europe Report, Political, Sociological and Military Affairs

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    1984-09-06

    unemployment , rural overpopulation , low-level education, and added to all this enormous war damage and unprecedented bloodshed by society. The following... overpopulation of the rural areas and unemployment in the towns. The "forest of chimneys" that pro- letarian writers once dreamed about became a fact... unemployment it is the workers who are suffering the most everywhere in the world and the peoples of the underdeveloped countries, and that at the

  15. USSR Report, Political and Sociological Affairs, No. 1419

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    1983-06-20

    expanding their programme of stragetic nuclear armaments.... So the phenomenon action - counteraction took place, McNamara goes on to say. These...the economic managers , but question them strictly about the situation in the production sections entrusted to them. If, let’s say, cooperative...detriment of vital matters; they are distracted by expanded sessions which take a great number of people from their work. Nor have we yet managed

  16. East Europe Report: Political, Sociological and Military Affairs. No. 2149

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    1983-06-07

    rumors going around that he has cancer . Perhaps. Rumors about his health have been circulating for 30 years." "Jan Fojtik, secretary of the Central...he feels the need to return to his childhood, and the more he feels a longing to return to his childish ideas and realize what he thought about as a

  17. East Europe Report, Political, Sociological and Military Affairs

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    1985-01-10

    problem of the digital processing of pictorial information and on the transmission of data by means of telephone and satellite,communication. [Text...terras a Meissen service (two Meissen china cups)?" "I didn’t and don’t." "Did the witness possess the book ’ Historia Swiata’ [World History]?" "I...century jug, the Polaroid camera, the Phillips set, the minitelevision set, and the book ’ Historia swiata,’ were handed to Gierek on the occasion of

  18. East Europe Report, Political, Sociological and Military Affairs

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    1984-10-18

    marionette theaters, for example, are performing "The Good Soldier Schwejk," " Don Quixote ,""Pinocchio," "Merry Andrew" and the like. In the new...But there were also selections by Victor Hugo, Jack Lon- don , Bert Brecht, J. B. Priestley, Edmondo de Amicis, Maxim Gorki and Hans Christian

  19. East Europe Report, Political, Sociological and Military Affairs, No. 2102

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    1983-01-31

    sense in being a Don Quixote , because that is what it will come down to. I think that we are in the situation that we are because of the mistakes...have millions of citizens shouting "WRON to the Don " every few months, but daily serving this same WRON at the banks of the Vistula, Odra, Warta and

  20. East Europe Report, Political, Sociological and Military Affairs, No. 2198

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    1983-09-14

    Developments Noted (Various sources, 7, 11, 12, 19 Jul 83) 45 Success of Polish Medicine on Infertility Availability of Insulin Shots Health...wait-and- see approach will yield no desirable results. Psychological barriers must be overcome more effectively. In strengthening the party’s...modernization of machinery are necessary. However, money for this prupose must first be earned, and thus the vicious cycle continues. Waldemar Knee: Yet

  1. A Study on Emotional Healing Efficacy of Fiction for Undergraduate

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    Full Text Available In modern society, undergraduates may encounter multiple pressures and thus feel the sense of alienation, anxiety, disturbance and depression. For undergraduates, reading can be independently conducted without the intervention of an instructor; therefore, undergraduates who feel reluctant to expose private emotions to counselors can help themselves through the reading of emotional healing books. This is the application of bibliotherapy. Among various resources, fiction can serve as an appropriate emotional reading material. The researcher deployed semi-structured in-depth interview, and interviewed 21 undergraduates in Taipei City and Taipei County. This study is aimed to understand the kinds of fictions undergraduates read when they are upset and to analyze the emotional healing process of identification, catharsis, and insight so that the emotional healing efficacy can be evaluated. The findings showed that romance, realistic fiction, fantasy, martial arts novel, inspirational fiction, historical fiction, and science fiction can provide full process of emotional healing efficacy. However, detective fiction, online novel, psychological fiction, and horror fiction can only provide parts of the healing process. Besides, the healing efficacy of a specific fiction is different from reader to reader.

  2. Military and Political Studies

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    Alexey I. Podberyozkin

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Military-political issues is an important area of research work at MGIMO. The difference in this direction from the classical international specialization is that it is at the intersection of several disciplines: military science, military-technical and military-industrial as well as International Relations. A specialist in military and political issues should not only be an expert in the field of international relations and diplomacy, but also have a deep knowledge of military-technical issues to understand the basic trends in the development of scientific and technological progress and its impact on the balance of forces in the world. Global changes in the balance of power and the nature of the conflict, the emergence of new types of weapons are changing the basic methods and approaches to the art of war, which requires a science-based perspective on problem solving and multi-disciplinary approach in achieving the goals. Military and political studies allow us to understand how the development of military technology and military organization of the state affected by the political situation in the world, the national security of the country and its place in the system of international relations. Military-political research has been developing at MGIMO for a few decades. It laid down the basis for a scientific school of political-military studies. Its founding fathers were such prominent scholars of international affairs, as I.G. Usachyov, A.D. Nikonov, A.G. Arbatov, V.G. Baranovsky, V.M. Kulagin, A.N. Nikitin and other well-known experts. Their work covers a wide range of military and political issues, including the topics of arms control and disarmament, international, and especially European security, military policy, NATO, the Western military-political doctrines and their practical application. Now the lead in the development of this research at MGIMO has taken Center for Military-Political Studies, which became a concentration of relevant

  3. Political innovations

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    Sørensen, Eva

    2017-01-01

    are mainly interested in assessing and promoting innovations in public service delivery, but have paid little or no attention to the need for innovations in polity, politics and policy. This article develops a research agenda for studying innovations in political institutions, in the political process...... and in policy outputs. It proposes a number of research themes related to political innovations that call for scholarly attention, and identifies push and pull factors influencing the likelihood that these themes will be addressed in future research....

  4. Office Politics

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    Storm, Paula; Kelly, Robert; deVries, Susann

    2008-01-01

    People and organizations are inherently political. Library workplace environments have zones of tension and dynamics just like any corporation, often leading to the formation of political camps. These different cliques influence productivity and work-related issues and, at worst, give meetings the feel of the Camp David negotiations. Politics are…

  5. Moral politics

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    Rapp, Carolin; Traunmüller, Richard; Freitag, Markus

    2014-01-01

    This article combines the research strands of moral politics and political behavior by focusing on the effect of individual and contextual religiosity on individual vote decisions in popular initiatives and public referenda concerning morally charged issues. We rely on a total of 13 surveys with 1...... American research on moral politics, direct democracies, and the public role of religion....

  6. Student Affairs in Complex Contexts

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    Birgit Schreiber

    2017-02-01

    Full Text Available While the Western world – with Brexit, Trump, Festung Europa, and so forth – seems to be increasingly retreating into narrow nationalism, the Journal of Student Affairs in Africa is connecting African academics, executives and administrators and is becoming an evermore accessed international, African platform for publishing research on higher education and Student Affairs in Africa. In this issue, we do not only publish several commentaries on the recent Global Summit of Student Affairs and Services held in October 2016 at Stellenbosch University, South Africa. We also publish contributions from Ethiopia alongside articles from Australia, the USA, and universities in South Africa (University of the Free State, University of Johannesburg.

  7. Space, politics, and the political

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    dikec, mustafa

    1987-01-01

    International audience; Introduction Geography and politics'', Gottmann wrote in 1980, ``have long been in search of each other'' (page 11). Debates in the literature suggest not only that they have found each other, but also that the encounter has instigated, notably in the last decade or so, a body of literature seeking to think space politically, and to think politics spatially. This is not to suggest that previous work on space was apolitical, nor to suggest that previous work on politics...

  8. Preschoolers can infer general rules governing fantastical events in fiction.

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    Van de Vondervoort, Julia W; Friedman, Ori

    2014-05-01

    Young children are frequently exposed to fantastic fiction. How do they make sense of the unrealistic and impossible events that occur in such fiction? Although children could view such events as isolated episodes, the present experiments suggest that children use such events to infer general fantasy rules. In 2 experiments, 2- to 4-year-olds were shown scenarios in which 2 animals behaved unrealistically (N = 78 in Experiment 1, N = 94 in Experiment 2). When asked to predict how other animals in the fiction would behave, children predicted novel behaviors consistent with the nature of the fiction. These findings suggest that preschoolers can infer the general rules that govern the events and entities in fantastic fiction and can use these rules to predict what events will happen in the fiction. The findings also provide evidence that children may infer fantasy rules at a more superordinate level than the basic level. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2014 APA, all rights reserved).

  9. Performing Politics

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    Troy R. E. Paddock

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Walter Benjamin’s observation that fascism turns politics into aesthetics is, by now, a well-worn idea. This article argues that Benjamin’s critique of politics can apply just as much to the modern democratic politics of the United States. Borrowing from Benjamin, Jürgen Habermas, and Carl Schmitt, this article suggests that modern political discourse in the United States does not follow the classical liberal ideal of rational discourse in the marketplace of ideas within the public sphere. Instead, contemporary politics has become spectacle where images and slogans replace thought and debate in a 24/7 news cycle and political infotainment programs. The result is that progressives and conservatives have their own political “ecospheres” which enable them to have their own perspective reinforced, and debate is replaced by straw man arguments and personal attacks.

  10. [Pathology and pathologists in fiction revisited].

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    Nizze, H

    2008-11-01

    Pathology and pathologists are rarely the subjects of works of fiction. In the existing sources, the kind of representation naturally depends on the occupations and attitudes of the respective authors. The surgeon and gynecologist Carl Ludwig Schleich recollected Rudolf Virchow's free and easy handling of an autopsy assistant and his simultaneous understanding for a mourning husband. The dermatologist Gottfried Benn processed his disturbing impressions of pathology as an expressionistic dialogue between professor and students, with a violent ending. The writer and dramatic adviser Günther Weisenborn recalled unpleasant details about the autopsy course in his earlier medical studies, which he linked with individual views about the life of a deceased young woman. Praise, so to speak, to the dissecting pathologist have been sensitively written by the lawyer Maxence van der Meersch and by the surgeon Peter Bamm. Finally, the bestselling novelist Arthur Hailey gives an excellent fictional portrayal of the microscopic pathologist in The Final Diagnosis.

  11. Teaching Politically without Political Correctness.

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    Graff, Gerald

    2000-01-01

    Discusses how to bring political issues into the classroom, highlighting the influence of local context and noting conservative and liberal criticisms of political correctness. Suggests the need for a different idea of how to teach politically from the advocacy pedagogy advanced by recent critical educators, explaining that bringing students into…

  12. Some like it bad: testing a model on perceiving and experiencing fictional characters

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    Konijn, E.A.; Hoorn, J.F.

    2005-01-01

    We developed an encompassing theory that explains how readers of fiction and spectators of motion pictures establish affective relationships with fictional characters (FCs). The perceiving and experiencing fictional characters (PEFiC) theory is anchored in art perception, psychological aesthetics,

  13. Science Fiction and Ontologies of Leadership

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    Jana Vizmuller-Zocco

    2014-01-01

    The role of leadership in science fiction receives a particular analysis which is based on what can be termed transhumanist novels published in Italy between 2008 and 2013. The main purpose of this study is to answer the following question: What happens to (the nature of) leadership in a technologically-driven society? Four novels form the backbone of the description of futuristic leadership. The four conclusions drawn from this analysis regarding the nature of leadership in a technologically...

  14. Wordplay, mindplay: Fan fiction and postclassical narratology

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    Veerle Van Steenhuyse

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Recent narrative theories on story worlds, or the worlds evoked by narratives, call attention to the process of fan reading and the role which the canon plays in that process. This paper posits that such theories can help us understand literary techniques that make a difference on the level of the reading experience that is implied by fan fiction texts. This is illustrated with a close reading of Naguabo's "The Mother of All Marriage Proposals," a Jane Austen fic.

  15. Multimodal Diversity of Postmodernist Fiction Text

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    U. I. Tykha

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available The article is devoted to the analysis of structural and functional manifestations of multimodal diversity in postmodernist fiction texts. Multimodality is defined as the coexistence of more than one semiotic mode within a certain context. Multimodal texts feature a diversity of semiotic modes in the communication and development of their narrative. Such experimental texts subvert conventional patterns by introducing various semiotic resources – verbal or non-verbal.

  16. Fascinating! Popular Science Communication and Literary Science Fiction

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    Meyer, Gitte

    2017-01-01

    Some see literary Science Fiction as a possible vehicle for critical discussions about the future development and the ethical implications of science-based technologies. According to that understanding, literary Science Fiction constitutes a variety of science communication. Along related lines......, popular science communication with science fiction features might be expected to serve a similar purpose. Only, it is far from obvious that it actually works that way....

  17. POPULAR TV FICTION, MEDIASCAPE, AND MALAY CULTURAL IDENTITIES

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    Idrus, Mohd Muzhafar; Hashim, Ruzy Suliza; M, Raihanah M.; Sidek, Harison Mohd; Baharun, Hazleena; Mat Saad, Noor Saazai; Abdul Hamid, Yurni Emilia; Selamat, Suzanah

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    In Malaysia, a number of issues have transpiredconcerning the proliferation of TV fiction. Many of these complicationsinclude, but are not limited to concerns regarding feminism, patriarchy, economicimbalance, equity, power, social inequity, and religion. In this paper, we aimto locate TV fiction and Malay cultural identities across mediascape. Twoprimary objectives are central; firstly, this review embodies contextualizationof TV fiction through examining some trajectories in which many popu...

  18. The living dead: fiction, horror, and bioethics.

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    Belling, Catherine

    2010-01-01

    Popular fiction responds to, and may exacerbate, public anxieties in ways that more highbrow literary texts may not. Robin Cook's 1977 novel Coma exemplifies the ways in which medical thrillers participate in the public discourse about health care. Written shortly after the medical establishment promoted "irreversible coma," or brain death, as a new definition of dying, and at a time when the debate over the removal of Karen Ann Quinlan from life support was the subject of popular attention, Coma crystallized public fears over the uses of medical technology. While Cook hoped that Coma would encourage public participation in health-care decision-making, the book may have fueled public concerns about medicine in ways that he did not anticipate. The public engagement that accompanied the rise of bioethics and that led to increased transparency and patient autonomy in medical decision-making had its birth, in part, in the distrust and paranoia reflected in the medical thriller. Because fiction can shape public perceptions of health-care dilemmas and may affect decision-making on bioethical issues, bioethicists need to pay attention to popular fictional accounts of medicine.

  19. Discovery Mondays: 'Separating science from fiction'

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    Photo credit: ESA/NASA, the AVO project and Paolo PadovaniDoes the imaginary word of fiction always end up becoming scientific reality? What futuristic visions can we extrapolate from today's technologies? Here is a short quiz to test your knowledge. Can YOU tell truth from fiction? True False The laser swords featuring in the Star Wars films really exist. Time travel is possible using black holes. You could eat a cake of antimatter. Levitation vehicles really exist. Dan Brown is a space alien. How can you distinguish truth from fiction, dreams from reality, real science and technology from the sci-fi fantasies so realistically described in novels, television and cinema? You are invited to come and discuss these questions at a Discovery Monday at the very frontiers of science..... Join us at Microcosm (Reception, Building 33, Meyrin site), on Monday, 4 September from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Entrance Free The event will be conducted in French. http://www.cern.ch/LundisDecouverte/ ...

  20. Literary Fiction Influences Attitudes Toward Animal Welfare.

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    Małecki, Wojciech; Pawłowski, Bogusław; Sorokowski, Piotr

    2016-01-01

    Literary fiction has been credited with considerable power to improve attitudes toward outgroups. It was even argued that it has been an important factor behind the global decline of violence against various minorities in the last centuries. Could it also help to reduce the human-inflicted suffering of animals? To test this, we studied the attitude toward animal welfare of n = 921 (experimental group) people of both sexes who read a short fragment of an unpublished novel with a motif of the physical abuse of an animal. The control group (n = 912) read a fragment of a similar length but not related to animals. After reading the text all subjects filled out an on-line questionnaire with seven items (camouflaged among many others items) measuring attitudes toward animal welfare. The questionnaire included also demographical questions, such as whether the subject keeps pets. We found that in comparison with the control group, the experimental group was significantly more concerned about animal welfare. This result indicates that literary fiction can influence attitudes toward other species. It is also worth noting that our study is characterized by a high level of ecological validity, i.e. a relatively high extent to which its results can be generalized (or extended) to real-world settings. Due to its specific design, which involved the cooperation of a bestselling author and his publisher, the study approximated the typical conditions in which people read fiction in a remarkably accurate way. Finally, our research has potential practical implications for promoting animal welfare.

  1. This Is Getting a Little Too Chinese for Me’: The Representation of China in Crime Fiction Written in English

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    Isabel Santaulària i Capdevila

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available The article addresses the representation of China in contemporary crime fiction written in English. A close examination of a selection of works set in China by Lisa See, Peter May, Catherine Sampson, Lisa Brackmann and Duncan Jepson reveals that, following the hardboiled tradition and crime fictions produced in post-colonial times, these narratives scrutinize the West’s many deficiencies. However, the authors do not articulate a truly postcolonial discourse aimed at destabilizing the notion of the assumed superiority of the West and its right to intrude in other countries’ affairs. Furthermore, these narratives seem to be written to confirm the readers’ worst expectations about China, which is fated to stay poor, backward and ultimately Other, unable to achieve some degree of ‘normalization’ or Westernization that could legitimize China’s claims to modernity, improvement and ascendancy in our global economy. Thus, as we vicariously travel the country through these narratives, we face the usual array of fraudsters, tricksters and blood-thirsty murderers that populate crime fictions, but it is China itself that is singled out as the true monster of the stories.

  2. ‘Every age gets the art it deserves’ ‐ science fiction : history, background and definitions

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    Grech, Victor E.; Vassallo, Clare; Callus, Ivan

    2012-01-01

    It would be logical to commence this essay by attempting to identify the approximate locus of SF within the general corpus of literature as perceived by the academy. Fiction might here be seen as having four main categories: canonical fiction (the classics), serious fiction that strives to become canonical, plain fiction (best sellers or general works) and junk fiction: popular and gauche fiction that includes mysteries, thrillers, westerns, romances, fantasy, and SF. It has been argued that ...

  3. [Political psychology].

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    Resch, Mária; Bella, Tamás

    2013-04-21

    In Hungary one can mostly find references to the psychological processes of politics in the writings of publicists, public opinion pollsters, philosophers, social psychologists, and political analysts. It would be still important if not only legal scientists focusing on political institutions or sociologist-politologists concentrating on social structures could analyse the psychological aspects of political processes; but one could also do so through the application of the methods of political psychology. The authors review the history of political psychology, its position vis-à-vis other fields of science and the essential interfaces through which this field of science, which is still to be discovered in Hungary, connects to other social sciences. As far as its methodology comprising psycho-biographical analyses, questionnaire-based queries, cognitive mapping of interviews and statements are concerned, it is identical with the psychiatric tools of medical sciences. In the next part of this paper, the focus is shifted to the essence and contents of political psychology. Group dynamics properties, voters' attitudes, leaders' personalities and the behavioural patterns demonstrated by them in different political situations, authoritativeness, games, and charisma are all essential components of political psychology, which mostly analyses psychological-psychiatric processes and also involves medical sciences by relying on cognitive and behavioural sciences. This paper describes political psychology, which is basically part of social sciences, still, being an interdisciplinary science, has several ties to medical sciences through psychological and psychiatric aspects.

  4. Veterans Affairs Central Cancer Registry (VACCR)

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    Department of Veterans Affairs — The Veterans Affairs Central Cancer Registry (VACCR) receives and stores information on cancer diagnosis and treatment constraints compiled and sent in by the local...

  5. Sustainability, Student Affairs, and Students

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    Kerr, Kathleen G.; Hart-Steffes, Jeanne S.

    2012-01-01

    Colleges and universities are developing both the next generation of leaders as well as state-of-the-art technology that allow climate reduction aspirations and triple bottom-line outcomes to become realities. Divisions of student affairs play a crucial role in the sustainability movement in colleges and universities. The technology-savvy,…

  6. Office Automation in Student Affairs.

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    Johnson, Sharon L.; Hamrick, Florence A.

    1987-01-01

    Offers recommendations to assist in introducing or expanding computer assistance in student affairs. Describes need for automation and considers areas of choosing hardware and software, funding and competitive bidding, installation and training, and system management. Cites greater efficiency in handling tasks and data and increased levels of…

  7. Civil Affairs in Unconventional Warfare

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    2013-05-23

    Affairs Team CIM Civil Information Management CCDR Combatant Commander CF Conventional Forces CLT Civil Liaison Team CME Civil Military...this strategy from the 1930s to 1940s against the Japanese invaders in China in World War II and then against the Chinese ruling party, the

  8. Online Education in Public Affairs

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    Ginn, Martha H.; Hammond, Augustine

    2012-01-01

    This exploratory study provides an overview of the current landscape of online education in the fields of Master of Public Administration and Master of Public Policy (MPA/MPP) utilizing a dataset compiled from content analysis of MPA/MPP programs' websites and survey of 96 National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration…

  9. Public Affairs and Administration Education: An Overview and Look Ahead from the NASPAA Perspective.

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    Ingraham, Patricia W.; Zuck, Alfred

    1996-01-01

    The role of the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA) in defining the field and the curriculum content for graduate study is examined on the occasion of its 25th anniversary. Stressed is the organization's potential future role as the field confronts changing political, social, economic, and technological…

  10. Quelques commentaires sur les personnages de fiction

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    Umberto Eco

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available L’auteur met en place des observations et développe des analyses sur le statut des personnages de fiction, mettant à contribution les ressources de l’histoire, de la littérature, de la sémiotique, de la logique et de la narratologie. De quelle vie particulière vivent les personnages de roman, qui fait que nous sommes capables de les tenir pour plus réels que des personnages réels, et que nous sommes enclins à éprouver les sentiments qu’ils éprouvent, même si nous savons qu’ils n’existent pas ? Comment ces personnages de fiction existent-ils, selon quelle « partition » leur existence se développe-t-elle au point d’interférer avec la nôtre ? L’interrogation porte sur la nature de ce flux émotionnel qui s’écoule du lecteur vers les personnages de fiction et les investit de valeur, sur ce qui se projette de la vie vers le roman, entraînant avec lui le lecteur qui se trouve de la sorte impliqué malgré lui dans l’histoire, et se trouve pris dans le mécanisme de l’identification et de la vie fictive.Some commentaries about fiction charactersPutting into form a number of observations and developing an analysis on the status of fiction characters, the author draws on resources coming from history, literature, semiotic, logic et narration. What is that particular life lived by fiction characters that enable us to consider them as being more real than real characters, and to experience the feelings that they experience, even though we know that they do not exist? How do these characters exist? In other words, according to what “script” does their existence develop to the point of interfering with ours? The questioning centres on the nature of the emotional flux which flows from the reader towards the fictional characters thus giving them value, and on what it is which is projected from real life towards the novel and which is capable of sweeping up the reader who, without having particularly intended to do

  11. Le langage et la fiction : la description linguistique de la fiction littéraire

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    2016-01-01

    La fiction ne concerne pas seulement la littérature. On sait qu’elle a une existence en tant que concept qu’elle intervient en philosophie et dans les disciplines scientifiques pour renvoyer au domaine heuristique ; de même, en droit, la fiction légale s’apparente à la supposition qui sert à établir un fondement juridique. Aujourd’hui, la fiction écrite se trouve également concurrencée par les nombreux mondes virtuels proposés par les ordinateurs – ces fictions électroniques –, ou plus simple...

  12. Political CSR

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    Jeppesen, Søren; Morsing, Mette

    We engage a discussion of political CSR in SMEs in an African context. Based on critical observations on Western MNC CSR action in emerging economies that holds counterproductive implications for social development, political economists have argued that business profit far more than society...... development in local African communities. Our findings extend political CSR research by directing attention to how the corporate influence in developing economies does not only emerge from MNCs but is also established and retained by SMEs CSR work....

  13. Political Competitiveness

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    Casey B. Mulligan; Kevin K. Tsui

    2006-01-01

    Political competitiveness - which many interpret as the degree of democracy - can be modeled as a monopolistic competition. All regimes are constrained by the threat of "entry," and thereby seek some combination of popular support and political entry barriers. This simple model predicts that many public policies are unrelated to political competitiveness, and that even unchallenged nondemocratic regimes should tax far short of their Laffer curve maximum. Economic sanctions, odious debt repudi...

  14. Political Ecology

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    DeFriez, Joshua; Larsen, Justine; Hilton, Nicholas

    2014-01-01

    Environmental legislation is commonly accepted as an altruistic approach to land management. A closer examination however, reveals that political incentives and flawed arguments consistently shape U.S. environmental policy at high public costs. As student fellows at the Institute of Political Economy at Utah State University, we have had the opportunity to research this subject under the direction of Professor Randy Simmons. Political Ecology is his upcoming book that explores a variety of en...

  15. Political Campaigns

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    Lilleker, Darren

    2017-01-01

    Political campaigns are orchestrated attempts by political organizations to garner public support through persuasive communication in order to influence public policy in their favor. This broad definition encapsulates all forms of campaigns from those of neighborhood organizations seeking to influence local politicians to the campaigns of political parties and candidates who seek election to office in order to shape policy themselves. In pluralist democracies, campaigns are crucial for repres...

  16. Political administration

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    Åkerstrøm Andersen, Niels

    2000-01-01

    One of the major discussions of the 1990s has been about the relation between politics and administration. The themes of the discussions have been many and varied. It has been suggested that the level of politics should concentrate on the general political outlining and entrust the remaining to the administration. It has been criticised that politicians make their decisions on the basis of single cases, which ought to be an administrative matter entirely. It has been a theme that efficient op...

  17. A GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING WORLD AFFAIRS.

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    ROGERS, WILLIAM C.

    WRITTEN IN EVERYDAY ENGLISH, THIS READING BOOK PRESENTS MANY FACTS AND IDEAS ABOUT WORLD AFFAIRS. CHAPTERS COVER INTERNATIONAL LIFE, POWER IN WORLD AFFAIRS, WAR AS INTERNATIONAL CONFLICT, THE MEANS AND VARIETIES OF ARMED CONFLICT, INTERNATIONAL CONFLICT SHORT OF WAR, THE ACCOMMODATION OF CONFLICT IN WORLD AFFAIRS, AND PEACE--WHAT IT IS AND HOW TO…

  18. Getting Started in Student Affairs Development

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    Morgan, Myra F.; Policello, Sharon M.

    2010-01-01

    Student affairs organizations must deal with the reality that if offering high-quality and innovative programs for students is a priority, then identifying and soliciting outside funding sources is essential. If the vice president for student affairs has decided to establish a development office in the division of student affairs in a large public…

  19. The Digital Identity of Student Affairs Professionals

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    Ahlquist, Josie

    2016-01-01

    This chapter highlights opportunities in the digital space for student affairs professionals. A blended approach, grounded in the new technology competency recently added in the ACPA and NASPA student affairs professional competencies, is proposed for student affairs professionals' digital identity development. It includes the awareness of one's…

  20. One rainbow, one nation, one tongue singing: whiteness in post-apartheid pulp fiction

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    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available A certain brand of fiction has become popular in post-apartheid South Africa that accounts for the relative success of Susan Mann‟s “One tongue singing” (2005. This article seeks to examine the implications of narratives such as this in revealing the normative assumptions that might inform text and reception a decade into a new democracy. It begins with an overview of whiteness studies as a post-colonial frame of reference useful in gauging the continued hegemonic normativity of whiteness as a cultural affiliation. This is followed by an analysis of Mann‟s novel. I argue that it is precisely in fiction such as this – massproduced for a white middle-class, mostly female readership both here and abroad – that there is ample evidence of the kinds of normative assumptions that whiteness studies attempts to make visible. I demonstrate that despite the writer‟s liberal and politically correct attempts to negotiate the politics of race, gender and class, her narrative inadvertently reinforces stereotypes that it ostensibly challenges. Thus it exhibits the discursive limits and powers of the most readily available reading matter this country has to offer.

  1. Fictions et interactions : les fictions artistiques et la question de l’espace

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    Bernard Guelton

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available Dans cette courte présentation, je vais esquisser quelques questions sur les rapports possibles entre l’espace et la fiction puis je vais faire un aperçu sur l’évolution de la ligne de recherche Fictions et interactions. Dans la première partie, je vais aborder trois questions : 1 le rapport entre la fiction et l’espace des images, 2 les espaces immersifs et 3 trois exemples d’oeuvres artistiques et performatives qui mettent en jeu les espaces en réalités alternées. RESUMO Nessa curta apresentação, vou esboçar algumas questões sobre as relações possíveis entre o espaço e a ficção, depois farei um panorama da evolução da linha de pesquisa Fictions & Interactions (Ficções & Interações. Na primeira parte abordarei três questões: 1 a relação entre a ficção e a espacialidade das imagens; 2 os espaços imersivos; e 3 três exemplos de obras artísticas e performativas que põem em jogo a noção de espaço em realidades alternadas. PALAVRAS-CHAVE Ficção, espaço, imersão.

  2. Fiction and fictions: On Ricoeur on the route to the self | Beck | South ...

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    In reaching his narrative view of the self in Oneself as Another, Paul Ricoeur argues that, while literature offers revealing insights into the nature of the self, the sort of fictions involving brain transplants, fission, and so on, that philosophers often take seriously do not (and cannot). My paper is a response to Ricoeur's charge ...

  3. Teaching Evolution with the Aid of Science Fiction

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    Bixler, Andrea

    2007-01-01

    Students obtain much misinformation from TV and movies. Teachers can use the analysis of science fiction to correct misconceptions about biology and spur students' interests in the subject. Suggestions for discussions and assignments based on literary-quality science fiction works are included.

  4. The Double Helix: Why Science Needs Science Fiction.

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    Andreadis, Athena

    2003-01-01

    Discusses why science needs science fiction, commenting on the author's book about science that draws heavily on the "Star Trek" series. The best science, in spite of popular thinking, comes from leaps of intuition, and science fiction provides a creative spark that encourages participation in science. (SLD)

  5. Critique and Fiction: Doing Science Right in Rural Education Research

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    Howley, Craig

    2009-01-01

    This essay explains the relevance of fiction to the practice of rural education research, in so doing engaging questions about the nature and purposes of research and, therefore, of science itself. Although many may assume science and fiction (in this account, novels) harbor contrary purposes and devices, this essay argues that, to the contrary,…

  6. Science Fiction Handbook, Revised: A Guide to Writing Imaginative Literature.

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    de Camp, L. Sprague; de Camp, Catherine C.

    This book provides the general reader with an introduction to the field of imaginative fiction. The first two chapters describe the growth of science fiction from Aristophanes to Asimov and give the history of its parent literature, fantasy. The rest of the book affords the apprentice writer an overview of skills necessary for creating imaginative…

  7. Bridget Jones Meets Mr. Darcy: Challenges of Contemporary Fiction

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    Alsop, Justine

    2007-01-01

    This exploratory study seeks to investigate the collection practices of English Literature librarians with regard to contemporary fiction, including popular genres such as detective fiction and "chick lit". Results of an online survey suggest literature librarians are increasingly receptive to the acquisition of popular genres and identify the…

  8. LIFE AS FICTION, OR SOME NOTES ON ANTERO DE QUENTAL

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    Monica Figueiredo

    2008-08-01

    Full Text Available Recovery of essayistic route of Antero de Quental . Analysis of the main ideas of Quental's thought and its relation with the biographical path of the poet. The (re creation of fictional "A genius who was a saint", according Eça de Queiroz . The biography as a form of fictional writing.

  9. Inviting Spaces: First Person Narrative in Young Adult Fiction.

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    Heyde, Emma

    2000-01-01

    Examines some of the characteristics of third-person narrative used commonly in teenage fiction prior to the 1990's. Explores whether first person narrative actually provides a more engaging mode of reading, and how exactly it does this. Concludes that teenagers are responding to Young Adult fiction enthusiastically because these books are very…

  10. The Role of Fiction in Experiments within Design, Art & Architecture

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    Knutz, Eva; Markussen, Thomas; Christensen, Poul Rind

    2013-01-01

    of critique; (3) design aims; (4) materializations and forms; and (5) the aesthetic of design fictions. The typology is premised on the idea that fiction may integrate with reality in many different ways in design experiments. The explanatory power of the typology is exemplified through the analyses of 6 case...

  11. Fiction as an Introduction to Computer Science Research

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    Goldsmith, Judy; Mattei, Nicholas

    2014-01-01

    The undergraduate computer science curriculum is generally focused on skills and tools; most students are not exposed to much research in the field, and do not learn how to navigate the research literature. We describe how fiction reviews (and specifically science fiction) are used as a gateway to research reviews. Students learn a little about…

  12. Pairing Books for Learning: The Union of Informational and Fiction

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    Baer, Allison L.

    2012-01-01

    This article aims to present an annotated bibliography of paired books--one fiction and one informational--about multiple topics in history and social studies that, when read together, can help support students' learning through experiencing the topic from multiple perspectives and voices. It begins with a brief rationale for pairing fiction and…

  13. Fact or Fiction? Libraries Can Thrive in the Digital Age

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    Harris, Christopher

    2014-01-01

    Today's school library uses an increasing number of digital resources to supplement a print collection that is moving more toward fiction and literary non-fiction. Supplemental resources, including streaming video, online resources, subscription databases, audiobooks, e-books, and even games, round out the new collections. Despite the best…

  14. Science Fiction and Introductory Sociology: The "Handmaid" in the Classroom.

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    Laz, Cheryl

    1996-01-01

    Focuses on the uses of science fiction to teach sociology and develop critical and creative thinking. Maintains that in the last 20 years science fiction has become concerned increasingly with social themes. Concludes with a detailed description of the use of "The Handmaid's Tale" in an introductory sociology course. (MJP)

  15. The Muse and the Masses: Popular Fiction in Literature Classes.

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    Cohn, Jan

    Popular literature consists of novels, stories, and essays--and by extension, plays, movies, and teledramas--that attract a significant audience. Having students study popular fiction in English classes can help to "hook" the non-reader because popular fiction is more accessible and simpler in structure and language than the literary classics.…

  16. A training purpose for the Bachelor: physics and Fiction Science

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    Bacas Leal, P.; Martin, M.J.; Perera Cendal, F.; Pizarro Galan, A.M.

    1997-01-01

    Science fiction can be used in the classroom as a fantastic narrative which exploits the imaginative outlooks of modern science. In this paper some of the teaching prospects which science fiction offers are analysed, and for instance, those offered by A.C. Clarke's Maelstrom II are developed. (Author)

  17. Reflections on Science Fiction in Light of Today's Global Concerns.

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    Aiex, Patrick K.

    Science fiction is a literary genre that can be used in humanities courses to discuss ideas, attitudes, ethics, morality, and the effects of science and technology on the world's population. One of the best examples of a "classic" science fiction novel which can provoke class discussion is Aldous Huxley's "Brave New World,"…

  18. Textbook vs. Historical Fiction: Impact on Social Studies Students

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    Rider, Amanda

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of adding historical fiction novels as a supplement to the textbook in an eighth grade social studies course. This qualitative study focused on student interest and feedback as their social studies class was altered through the addition of historical fiction novels. The research questions were…

  19. Amazing Stories: Acquiring and Avoiding Inaccurate Information from Fiction

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    Rapp, David N.; Hinze, Scott R.; Slaten, Daniel G.; Horton, William S.

    2014-01-01

    Authors of fiction need not provide accurate accounts of the world, which might generate concern about the kinds of information people can acquire from narratives. Research has demonstrated that readers liberally encode and rely upon the information provided in fictional stories. To date, materials used to demonstrate these effects have largely…

  20. Sifting through the Essential Fictions of Nonfiction: Contextualizing Ben Franklin.

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    Smart, Karl

    One of the greatest myths or fictions of nonfiction is that it contains no fiction. Ben Franklin's flight from Boston to Philadelphia illustrates how changes occur in the retelling of the "facts" of a life. In his "Autobiography," Franklin writes that his friend, Collins, arranged for a ship's passage for Franklin by telling…

  1. A Fictional Dialogue on Infinitude of Primes: Introducing Virtual Duoethnography

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    Zazkis, Rina; Koichu, Boris

    2015-01-01

    We introduce "virtual duoethnography" as a novel research approach in mathematics education, in which researchers produce a text of a dialogic format in the voices of fictional characters, who present and contrast different perspectives on the nature of a particular mathematical phenomenon. We use fiction as a form of research linked to…

  2. Auto-fictional narratives about death in the family

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    Frølunde, Lisbeth

    2017-01-01

    What are the interrelations of fiction-based and non-fiction based research? In this presentation I explore these interrelations through researching, retracing, and writing about my father’s suicide. In tandem, I consider the methodological issues of using narratives – that they enable a reader t...

  3. Relationships Between the Political Orientation of Superintendents and their Leader Behavior as Perceived by Subordinates

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    Null, Eldon J.; Smead, William H.

    1971-01-01

    In this study, statistical analyses indicated that certain dimensions of political belief, particularly Foreign Affairs and Nature of Man and Society, are related to certain dimensions of leader behavior. (Authors)

  4. Literary Fiction Influences Attitudes Toward Animal Welfare.

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    Full Text Available Literary fiction has been credited with considerable power to improve attitudes toward outgroups. It was even argued that it has been an important factor behind the global decline of violence against various minorities in the last centuries. Could it also help to reduce the human-inflicted suffering of animals? To test this, we studied the attitude toward animal welfare of n = 921 (experimental group people of both sexes who read a short fragment of an unpublished novel with a motif of the physical abuse of an animal. The control group (n = 912 read a fragment of a similar length but not related to animals. After reading the text all subjects filled out an on-line questionnaire with seven items (camouflaged among many others items measuring attitudes toward animal welfare. The questionnaire included also demographical questions, such as whether the subject keeps pets. We found that in comparison with the control group, the experimental group was significantly more concerned about animal welfare. This result indicates that literary fiction can influence attitudes toward other species. It is also worth noting that our study is characterized by a high level of ecological validity, i.e. a relatively high extent to which its results can be generalized (or extended to real-world settings. Due to its specific design, which involved the cooperation of a bestselling author and his publisher, the study approximated the typical conditions in which people read fiction in a remarkably accurate way. Finally, our research has potential practical implications for promoting animal welfare.

  5. The construction of fictional space in participatory design practice

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    Dindler, Christian

    2010-01-01

    This paper explores the creation of fictional space in participatory design and relates the notion of fictional space to the more general conception of design space as a space created through the situated practices of participants. The notion of fictional space provides insights for understanding...... the process through which participants in participatory design create a design space in which established conventions of everyday practice are altered or suspended. With inspiration from literary theory, it is argued that the production of fictional space may be understood in terms of participants practicing...... games of make-believe mediated by props. The motivation for discussing fictional space is traced through ongoing work on designing new exhibition spaces for museums. Through a case study from a participatory design session, it is explored how games of make-believe progress and the role of props...

  6. Abyssal fiction: common shares, colonial cleavages

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    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available The paper aims to develop a reflection on the interaction between the legacies of colonialism and traditional symbolic and cultural practices in African Portuguese-speaking spaces. From a preliminary analysis of fictional texts of wide circulation in Brazil, aims to examine the cleavages, or “abyssal lines” that constitute experiences printed in the daily life of the former Portuguese colony of Cape Verde, Mozambique and Angola.---DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21881/abriluff.2016n17a378

  7. Korean Affairs Report No. 308.

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    1983-09-14

    Dropouts Can Enter Underenrolled Departments Editorial on Education System Change. FOREIGN RELATIONS Daily Editorial on President Chon’s ’Vision...than 521,000 million won from "old politicians," "minister and vice-ministers of the government," "high-ranking officials" and big entrepreneurs to...revision of the controversial college gradua- tion system, while the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committees are for the recent defection of a Chinese

  8. Rapport sur l’affaire Darrieussecq // Report on the Darrieussecq affair

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    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Marie Darrieussecq, a contemporary French writer, had been accused of plagiarism several times during her career. Besides defending her reputation, these accusations forced her to think about her conceptions on fiction and writing. Finally, in Rapport de police, she succeeded in showing a mirror to the society of contemporary French writers, in which a tendency towards denying the legitimacy of fiction in certain cases can be observed. This phenomenon is diagnosed by Tiphaine Samoyault as the extension of the domain of plagiarism on simple particles of life. Behind this tendency resurges the old controversy of Plato and Aristotle on mimesis and fiction. Along with Jean-Marie Schaeffer’s analysis on the function of fiction from a cognitive point of view unfolds an apology for lecture and for a fictional writing that is capable of saying the inexpressible and speak for those who don’t have access to language.

  9. Population's political clout.

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    Schima, M E; Viel, B; Chen, P C; Gille, H; Epstein, S G

    1980-03-01

    China's birth planning program has its own separate administrative hierarchy. The political commitment to population planning which originates with the top leadership extends to peer pressure exerted on couples at the brigade and neighborhood level. While family planning services are primarily delivered in health structures, responsibility for the population program falls to the Leading Group on Birth Planning. Not only health officials but also officials responsible for economic planning, political propaganda, scientific research, trade unions, women's affairs, and all those whose participation is considered necessary to the program's success attend meeting. The Leading Group on Birth Planning is chaired by a Vice-Premier. At each administrative level, provincial to work brigade, the same pattern is repeated: centralized responsibility combined with broad representation and high-level potitical leadership. With a tight, working structure, China has been able to enact its birth control program with remarkable speed and effectiveness. Each production brigade has its own planned birth leading group headed by the captain of the brigade or the captain of the women's team. The leading group supervises the barefoot doctors, midwives, and team level health aides who deliver contraceptives to households or accompany people to the community health center to obtain surgical services.

  10. Fiction as a Blend of Fact and Imagination in Chimamanda Ngozi ...

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    Fiction is an imaginative story rather than being a documentation of any historical fact. However, fiction,as a branch of literature,reflects the author's society. This is why fiction is believed to be a mirror through which a society is seen. Since fiction is something that mirrors society, facts and imagination are always well ...

  11. Horror from the Soul--Gothic Style in Allan Poe's Horror Fictions

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    Sun, Chunyan

    2015-01-01

    Edgar Allan Poe made tremendous contribution to horror fiction. Poe's inheritance of gothic fiction and American literature tradition combined with his living experience forms the background of his horror fictions. He inherited the tradition of the gothic fictions and made innovations on it, so as to penetrate to subconsciousness. Poe's horror…

  12. Fictional and Factual Discourses in Narratives - and the Grey Zone Between

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    2012-01-01

    fictionalizing, non fiction fictionalizing and meta fictionalizing. Exemples from international literature during centuries. Part 2: Blending of discourses in contemporary Danish Literature with special focus on Knud Romer and Das Beckwerk (Claus Beck-Nielsen). Judicial and ethical problems in the use of proper...

  13. [The democratic side of science-fiction].

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    Lecellier, Charles-Henri

    2011-04-01

    Suspicion towards technological advances has progressively grown during the xx(th) century. However, in the XXI(st) century, reading the NBIC (nanotechnology, biotechnology, information technology and cognitive science) report of the National Science Foundation, we can note that science has caught up with science fiction. These changes in public mentality on one side and in scientific capacities on the other argue for an evolution of the debate on sciences. The recent example of the national debate on nanotechnology in France has clearly shown that the public is no longer waiting for additional sources of scientific knowledge but rather waiting for the recognition of its authority to participate in the definition of the national R&D priority and associated scientific strategies. This is all the more legitimate that these strategies will have profound impact on the future of our societies and therefore cannot be decided only by scientists. Hence, it is crucial to identify innovative tools promoting debate on sciences and their technological spin-off. Here, we contend that science fiction has major assets that could face this challenge and facilitate the dialogue between sciences and society.

  14. Welsh Women's Industrial Fiction 1880–1910

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    Bohata, Kirsti; Jones, Alexandra

    2017-01-01

    ABSTRACT From the beginning of the genre, women writers have made a major contribution to the development of industrial writing. Although prevented from gaining first-hand experience of the coalface, Welsh women writers were amongst the first to try to fictionalize those heavy industries—coal and metal in the south, and slate in the north—which dominated the lives of the majority of the late nineteenth-century Welsh population. Treatment of industrial matter is generally fragmentary in this early women's writing; industrial imagery and metaphor may be used in novels that are not primarily “about” industry at all. Yet from c. 1880–1910, Welsh women writers made a significant—and hitherto critically neglected—attempt to make sense in literature of contemporary industrial Wales in powerful and innovative ways. This essay maps their contribution and considers anglophone Welsh women writers' adaptations and innovations of form (particularly romance) as they try to find a way of representing industrial landscapes, communities and the daily realities of industrial labour. It identifies the genesis in women's writing of tropes that would become central to later industrial fiction, including depictions of industrial accident, injury, death and disability. And it explores the representation of social relations (class, gender, ethnicity, sexuality) and conflict on this tumultuous, dangerous new stage. PMID:29118469

  15. "Fact" and "fiction": enlivening health care education.

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    Sheridan, Alison; O'Sullivan, Jane

    2013-01-01

    This paper aims to demonstrate how close analysis of cultural narratives can be employed as effective pedagogical tools in the explication and critique of specific workplace issues relevant to health management education. Two narratives have been selected to illustrate this point: the apparently "fictional" UK-based medical television drama series Bodies (2005-2006) and the apparently "factual" report of an Australian state government public inquiry into acute health care, the Garling Report. Through their demonstration of how analyses of selected segments of these texts can be used in health management education, the authors conclude that the comparative analyses of ostensibly "fictional" and "factual" narratives allow for analysis and critique of the inadequacies of new public management (NPM) applied to the health care industry, leading to a greater understanding of wider ideological effects on public perceptions. The authors argue that these understandings enliven students' learning experiences, and that such comparative analyses should be applied more widely across health management education to develop students' critical skills and openness to exploring alternative models. Comparative analysis of cultural texts is novel in health care education, and allows for the interrogation of ideology and its effects.

  16. "Angels & Demons" - Distinguishing truth from fiction

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    2005-01-01

    Dan Brown's best-selling novel "Angels & Demons" was published in French on 2 March. A web page on CERN's public site is dedicated to separating truth from fiction in this novel. After the extraordinary success of Dan Brown's "Da Vinci Code", one of his earlier novels "Angels & Demons", published in 2000, has now become a best seller and has generated a flood of questions about CERN. This detective story is about a secret society, the Illuminati, who wish to destroy the Vatican with an antimatter bomb stolen from - wait for it - CERN! Inevitably, CERN has been bombarded with calls about the technologies described in the novel that are supposed to be under development in the Laboratory. The Press Office has always explained that, even if the novel appears to be very informative, it is in fact a mixture of fact and fiction. For instance, according to the novel CERN is supposed to own a plane that can cover the distance between Massachusetts in the United States and Switzerland in just over an hour! ...

  17. Welsh Women's Industrial Fiction 1880-1910.

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    Bohata, Kirsti; Jones, Alexandra

    2017-10-02

    From the beginning of the genre, women writers have made a major contribution to the development of industrial writing. Although prevented from gaining first-hand experience of the coalface, Welsh women writers were amongst the first to try to fictionalize those heavy industries-coal and metal in the south, and slate in the north-which dominated the lives of the majority of the late nineteenth-century Welsh population. Treatment of industrial matter is generally fragmentary in this early women's writing; industrial imagery and metaphor may be used in novels that are not primarily "about" industry at all. Yet from c. 1880-1910, Welsh women writers made a significant-and hitherto critically neglected-attempt to make sense in literature of contemporary industrial Wales in powerful and innovative ways. This essay maps their contribution and considers anglophone Welsh women writers' adaptations and innovations of form (particularly romance) as they try to find a way of representing industrial landscapes, communities and the daily realities of industrial labour. It identifies the genesis in women's writing of tropes that would become central to later industrial fiction, including depictions of industrial accident, injury, death and disability. And it explores the representation of social relations (class, gender, ethnicity, sexuality) and conflict on this tumultuous, dangerous new stage.

  18. On the Teaching of Science, Technology and International Affairs.

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    Weiss, Charles

    2012-03-01

    Despite the ubiquity and critical importance of science and technology in international affairs, their role receives insufficient attention in traditional international relations curricula. There is little literature on how the relations between science, technology, economics, politics, law and culture should be taught in an international context. Since it is impossible even for scientists to master all the branches of natural science and engineering that affect public policy, the learning goals of students whose primary training is in the social sciences should be to get some grounding in the natural sciences or engineering, to master basic policy skills, to understand the basic concepts that link science and technology to their broader context, and to gain a respect for the scientific and technological dimensions of the broader issues they are addressing. They also need to cultivate a fearless determination to master what they need to know in order to address policy issues, an open-minded but skeptical attitude towards the views of dueling experts, regardless of whether they agree with their politics, and (for American students) a world-view that goes beyond a strictly U.S. perspective on international events. The Georgetown University program in Science, Technology and International Affairs (STIA) is a unique, multi-disciplinary undergraduate liberal arts program that embodies this approach and could be an example that other institutions of higher learning might adapt to their own requirements.

  19. Spiritual Politics

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    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available According to Foucault, the uprising of the Iranian people in the seventies reveals how much the political force of Islam is due precisely to the fact that it is not principally located in the field of politics, but in that of ethics. Religion (Shiite Islam appears as the guarantee of real change in the very mode of existence. This spiritual politics is marginalized by Marxism, where it is understood as a discontinuity in relation to proper politics, given that the latter is necessarily linked to a strategic rationalization. By indicating, at this juncture of what is intolerable, the living source and the critical impulse of the Foucauldian ethics, this spiritual politics also leads to recognize in the concept of “subjectivation” a dimension that might escape the circle of freedom as determined by a total immanence to power. This conceptual possibility is highly present in the aporias of the Foucauldian concept of the “relation to oneself”, both as a first condition of governmentality and the ultimate point of resistance against any governmentality. It thus reveals the difficulties in relating political to ethical subjectivation.

  20. Journeys beyond pages: The use of fiction in tourism

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    Lipovšek Emilija

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available The paper aims at looking into the examples of most popular literary induced tours on the European continent in order to establish interconnectivity between works of fiction as created cultural forms and their impact on tourism industry and consumer society. Accordingly, not only does the human urge to travel refer to the phenomenon of escapism and escapism into fictional, but it is also intrinsically linked to the fact of recreating oneself, i.e. finding one's own destiny/destination. Therefore, the focus is on the acknowledgement that fictional is employed in the non-fictional setting so as to produce man-made tourist attractions. Thus, the illusion of the fictional is perpetuated into the actual places used as attractions for avid readers and cinephiles. For instance, 221b Baker Street in London known as the Sherlock Holmes's home is recreated in reality and made into a museum for those intrigued by the mystery of Conan Doyle's fiction. The tourist is thus perceived both as a consumer and homo ludens in the postmodern contemporary context. The same way as a reader immerses into the text, the tourist embarks on a journey. Thus, various literary tours represent a twofold experience of the fictional world.

  1. Literary Narratives as Constituents of Political Worlds: The Case of Milan Kundera

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    Fořt, Bohumil

    2012/2014, 7/8 (2014), s. 38-50 ISSN 2213-0535 Institutional support: RVO:68378068 Keywords : fictional world * politics * Kundera, Milan Subject RIV: AJ - Letters, Mass-media, Audiovision http://cf.hum.uva.nl/narratology/issue/7/a12_Bohumil_Fort.html

  2. Why they won't save us: Political dispositions in the conflicts of superheroes

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    Woody Evans

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Comic book superheroes tend to be conservative and their opponents progressive. Here I explore the reasons for heroic conservatism, review recent disruptions to the trend, and consider what superhuman politics can tell us about our own transhuman and science fictional conditions.

  3. Towards a structure of feeling: abjection and allegories of disease in science fiction 'mutation' films.

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    Pheasant-Kelly, Frances

    2016-12-01

    This article considers differences between the representation of mutation in science fiction films from the 1950s and the present, and identifies distinctive changes over this time period, both in relation to the narrative causes of genetic disruption and in the aesthetics of its visual display. Discerning an increasingly abject quality to science fiction mutations from the 1970s onwards-as a progressive tendency to view the physically opened body, one that has a seemingly fluid interior-exterior reversal, or one that is almost beyond recognition as humanoid-the article connects a propensity for disgust to the corresponding socio-cultural and political zeitgeist. Specifically, it suggests that such imagery is tied to a more expansive 'structure of feeling', proposed by Raymond Williams and emergent since the 1970s, but gathering momentum in later decades, that reflects an 'opening up' of society in all its visual, socio-cultural and political configurations. Expressly, it parallels a change from a repressive, patriarchal society that constructed medicine as infallible and male doctors as omnipotent to one that is generally more liberated, transparent and equitable. Engaging theoretically with the concept of a 'structure of feeling', and critically with scientific, cinematic and cultural discourses, two post-1970s' 'mutation' films, The Fly (1986) and District 9 (2009), are considered in relation to their pre-1970s' predecessors, and their aesthetics related to the perceptions and articulations of the medical profession at their respective historic moments, locating such instances within a broader medico-political canvas. Published by the BMJ Publishing Group Limited. For permission to use (where not already granted under a licence) please go to http://www.bmj.com/company/products-services/rights-and-licensing/.

  4. Imaginary politics: Climate change and making the future

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    Manjana Milkoreit

    2017-11-01

    Full Text Available Climate change places major transformational demands on modern societies. Transformations require the capacity to collectively envision and meaningfully debate realistic and desirable futures. Without such a collective imagination capacity and active deliberation processes, societies lack both the motivation for change and guidance for decision-making in a certain direction of change. Recent arguments that science fiction can play a role in societal transformation processes is not yet supported by theory or empirical evidence. Advancing the argument that fiction can support sustainability transformations, this paper makes four contributions. First, building on the imaginary concept, I introduce and define the idea of socio-climatic imaginaries. Second, I develop a theory of imagination as linked cognitive-social processes that enable the creation of collectively shared visions of future states of the world. This theory addresses the dynamics that bridge imagination processes in the individual mind and collective imagining that informs social and political decision-making. Third, emphasizing the political nature of creating and contesting imaginaries in a society, I introduce the role of power and agency in this theory of collective imagination. I argue that both ideational and structural power concepts are relevant for understanding the potential societal influence of climate fiction. Finally, the paper illuminates these different forms of transformational power and agency with two brief case studies: two climate fiction novels. I contrast a dystopian and utopian science fiction novel – Paolo Bacigalupi’s The Water Knife (2015 and Kim Stanley Robinson's Green Earth (2015. The two books are very similar in their power/agency profile, but the comparison provides initial insights into the different roles of optimistic and pessimistic future visions.

  5. Trashing the millenium: Subjectivity and technology in cyberpunk science fiction

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    1992-05-01

    Full Text Available 'Cyberpunk’ science fiction is a self-proclaimed movement within the genre which began in the 1980s. As the name suggests, it is an extrapolative form of science fiction which combines an almost obsessional interest in machines (particularly information machines with an anarchic, amoral, streetwise sensibility This paper sketches the development of the movement and seeks to make qualified claims for the radical. potential of its fiction. Of crucial importance are the ways in which human subjectivity (viewed in psychoanalytic terms interacts with 'technological subjectivity' in cyberpunk, particularly with regard to implications of these interactions for oedipalization.

  6. Apps: a new medium for non-fiction innovation

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    Catherine Allen

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available Apps are now a dominant content medium: in the US people spend more time on apps than they do watching TV. Non-fiction content is being avidly consumed on mobile devices, but in a completely different way to the book model. This article explores three strands of potential that the app medium holds for non-fiction content, putting forward the case that apps have the power to further weave non-fiction into the fabric of society and life.

  7. Science, Science-Fiction and Things in Between

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    Benford, Gregory

    2000-04-01

    Science Fiction and Mysteries offer the opportunity to introduce the general reading audience to physicists with engaging personalities--ones who don't want to take over the world, don't leave the house with two different socks on, and aren't social misfits. The authors have written mystery and science fiction novels that foreground science in authentic fashion, including how scientists work and think. This method of reaching the public is overlooked in most earnest discussions of popularizing science, ignoring the fact that most laymen get their views of science through fictional forms--including those from journalists.

  8. Political symbols and political transitions

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    Herrero de Miñón, Miguel

    2006-11-01

    Full Text Available Politics, Law and Psychology are fields that come together in the symbolic. This text takes evidence from those three areas to develop an analysis of political symbols and political transitions. The development of the analysis goes through three stages. The first succinctly describes the concept of transition and its meaning. The second closely examines the notion of the symbol, in terms of its definition, to explain aspects that allow us to understand it, characterise it and make its functions clear. Finally, from the author's experience as a witness and as an actor, I suggest three ways of understanding symbols in the processes of political transition: as symbols of change, as symbols of acknowledgment, and as symbols of support.

  9. Student Affairs and the Scholarship of Practice

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    Hirschy, Amy S.; Wilson, Maureen E.

    2017-01-01

    Through professional associations and graduate preparation programs, members of the student affairs profession identify, communicate, and reinforce professional standards to promote the scholarship of practice.

  10. Global Summit on Student Affairs and Services

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    2017-07-01

    Full Text Available In the most recent issue of the Journal of Student Affairs in Africa (JSAA, readers were introduced to the 3rd Global Summit on Student Affairs and Services that was hosted by Stellenbosch University (SU in Cape Town, South Africa, this past October 2016. This summary will provide a more detailed outline of the organisation of the summit, its processes, and the final written product for the 2016 summit, which was initiated by the International Association for Student Affairs and Services (IASAS and Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA.

  11. JPRS Report, Soviet Union, Political Affairs, Volkogonov’s Political Portrait of Stalin

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    1990-11-09

    would "happen," but the other would be eventually averted at the cost of innumerable losses and human stoicism , since the city on the Neva would...great stoicism and a genuine grandeur of spirit. Hitler said cynically on November 9, 1941, as 38 JPRS-UPA-90-062 9 November 1990 he tried to...stabbings thanks to the great stoicism of the people, their unbroken faith in socialist ideals, to Russian and Soviet patriotism amplified by the

  12. JPRS Report, Soviet Union, Political Affairs, Volkogonov’s Political Portrait of Stalin

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    1989-07-06

    separate this aspect of Stalin’s activity, which was char- acterized by total misanthropy , from the steps and measures that he implemented as head of the...sense a "personal" page from the life of Stalin in which the profound misanthropy of his nature, which excluded the slightest degree of mercy or

  13. Hypothetical Politics. The Representation of Reality between Utopia and Leviathan

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    Silvia Rodeschini

    2017-07-01

    Full Text Available Utopia and political science are not sharply antithetical models of approach to politics. As Hans Blumenberg points out, they were born at the same time as alternatives to the model of the Platonic philosophical inquiry, and have continued to develop in parallel. Their diversity will be illustrated by examining the role of fiction in Thomas Hobbes's Leviathan and James Harrington's Commonwealth of Oceana. Describing the different role it plays in these works, the essay shows how they both use this concept to solve the problem of the uncertainty of knowledge and the intransparency of the world.

  14. Linking Science Fiction and Physics Courses

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    McBride, Krista K.

    2016-05-01

    Generally, cohorts or learning communities enrich higher learning in students. Learning communities consist of conventionally separate groups of students that meet together with common academic purposes and goals. Types of learning communities include paired courses with concurrent student enrollment, living-learning communities, and faculty learning communities. This article discusses a learning community of 21 students that I created with a colleague in the English department. The community encompasses two general education courses: an algebra-based physics course entitled "Intro to Physics" and a literature course entitled "Science Fiction, Science Fact." Students must enroll in both of these courses during the same semester. Additionally, I highlight advantages to linking these courses through surveying the assignments and course materials that we used in our learning community. Figure 1 shows the topics that are covered in both physics and literature courses.

  15. Från flygkamrater till “rymdrevolutionärer.” Om Sven Wernströms tidigaste science fiction

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    Jerry Määttä

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available “From Flight Comrades to Space Revolutionaries: On the Earliest Science Fiction of Sven Wernström”. The Swedish author Sven Wernström (b. 1925, mostly known for his political children's and young adult fiction, is also one of the most prolific and widely read Swedish writers of science fiction (sf. His first attempts in the genre consisted of stray sf elements in some of his aviation novels on “Flygkamraterna” (“The Flight Comrades”, 1947–1957, and the fullblown sf novel Flygkamraterna korsar rymden (“The Flight Comrades Cross Space”, 1949, which depicts a trip to Mars and an encounter with an alien civilisation literally divided into different strata in their underground society. This study examines the transition from Wernström's first aviation novels to his first sf novel, and studies the extent to which Wernström's early science fiction makes use of the specific conventions of the genre. After a very brief survey of the history of sf in Sweden up until the 1950s, this study deals with the two novels Flygkamraterna (“The Flight Comrades”, 1947 and Flygkamraterna korsar rymden when it comes to their view on science and technology, their uses of technological speculation and futurological extrapolation, estrangement, and evocation of the sublime. It is commonly believed that Wernström's writing didn't really become political until the 1960s. One of the main conclusions of this study, however, is that already in his earliest science fiction from the late 1940s, Wernström makes ample use of the genre's potential to conduct indirect social commentary.

  16. Political ecology

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    1979-01-01

    Using facts and examples, this didactically structures textbook gives an insight into the extent and consequences of the damage to the environment, with the subjects - fundamentals of ecology; - population and food problems; - the energy problem; - economic growth; scarcity of resources, recycling; - ground, water, and air pollution, - city and traffic problems; - work protection and medical care; - political alternatives and 'soft technologies'. The analysis of the political and economic reasons is combined with social and technical alternatives from which demands to be made and measures to be taken can be derived for individuals, citizens' interest groups, political groups and trade unions. Teaching models intend to help teachers to work on specific problems of ecology. (orig.) [de

  17. Political priorities

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    Ren, Jingzheng

    2016-01-01

    …THE POLITICAL LEADERS of the local government of Chongqing, China, vigorously promote a low-carbon economy and sustainable development to mitigate environmental pollution. Accordingly, research grants focused on this issue were supported by the government, and our group obtained a grant for a pr...... for a project about industrial park planning and design.…In my view, political priorities based on correct decision-making and market requirements are beneficial for researchers.......…THE POLITICAL LEADERS of the local government of Chongqing, China, vigorously promote a low-carbon economy and sustainable development to mitigate environmental pollution. Accordingly, research grants focused on this issue were supported by the government, and our group obtained a grant...

  18. Political CSR

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    Jeppesen, Søren; Morsing, Mette

    We engage a discussion of political CSR in SMEs in an African context. Based on critical observations on Western MNC CSR action in emerging economies that holds counterproductive implications for social development, political economists have argued that business profit far more than society...... development in local African communities. Our findings extend political CSR research by directing attention to how the corporate influence in developing economies does not only emerge from MNCs but is also established and retained by SMEs CSR work....... in developing economies from CSR. In this paper we argue that local SMEs CSR work have strong influence in developing economies, that also includes counterproductive influence for social development. Based on empirical findings from African countries, we conceptualize how CSR in African SMEs differ from...

  19. How Internal Political Efficacy Translates Political Knowledge Into Political Participation

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    Frank Reichert

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available This study presents evidence for the mediation effect of political knowledge through political self-efficacy (i.e. internal political efficacy in the prediction of political participation. It employs an action theoretic approach—by and large grounded on the Theory of Planned Behaviour—and uses data from the German Longitudinal Election Study to examine whether political knowledge has distinct direct effects on voting, conventional, and/or unconventional political participation. It argues that political knowledge raises internal political efficacy and thereby indirectly increases the chance that a citizen will participate in politics. The results of mediated multiple regression analyses yield evidence that political knowledge indeed translates into internal political efficacy, thus it affects political participation of various kinds indirectly. However, internal political efficacy and intentions to participate politically yield simultaneous direct effects only on conventional political participation. Sequentially mediated effects appear for voting and conventional political participation, with political knowledge being mediated by internal political efficacy and subsequently also by behavioural intentions. The mediation patterns for unconventional political participation are less clear though. The discussion accounts for restrictions of this study and points to questions for answer by future research.

  20. How Internal Political Efficacy Translates Political Knowledge Into Political Participation

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    Reichert, Frank

    2016-01-01

    This study presents evidence for the mediation effect of political knowledge through political self-efficacy (i.e. internal political efficacy) in the prediction of political participation. It employs an action theoretic approach—by and large grounded on the Theory of Planned Behaviour—and uses data from the German Longitudinal Election Study to examine whether political knowledge has distinct direct effects on voting, conventional, and/or unconventional political participation. It argues that political knowledge raises internal political efficacy and thereby indirectly increases the chance that a citizen will participate in politics. The results of mediated multiple regression analyses yield evidence that political knowledge indeed translates into internal political efficacy, thus it affects political participation of various kinds indirectly. However, internal political efficacy and intentions to participate politically yield simultaneous direct effects only on conventional political participation. Sequentially mediated effects appear for voting and conventional political participation, with political knowledge being mediated by internal political efficacy and subsequently also by behavioural intentions. The mediation patterns for unconventional political participation are less clear though. The discussion accounts for restrictions of this study and points to questions for answer by future research. PMID:27298633